Wednesday, August 5
Collect News Data
Nov 2, 2019 at 2.30pm UK
FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt
BayernBayern Munich
Kostic (25'), Sow (33'), Abraham (49'), Hinteregger (61'), Paciencia (85')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Lewandowski (37')
Boateng (9')

Bayern Munich sack Niko Kovac after Frankfurt humbling

:Headline: Bayern Munich sack Niko Kovac after Frankfurt humbling:
The decision comes after Bayern's 5-1 defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bayern Munich have parted company with coach Niko Kovac after 18 months in charge.

A statement on the club website said the decision was by mutual agreement, with the Bundesliga champions down in fourth place having lost 5-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Kovac, a former Bayern midfielder, led the side to the league and cup double in May, becoming the first man to achieve the feat as a player and manager.

But things have turned sour this season, and Kovac said on fcbayern.com: "I think this is the right decision for the club at the moment. The results, and also the way we last played, made me come to that decision.

"My brother (and assistant) Robert and I thank Bayern for the last one and a half years. During this time, our team has won the championship, the DFB Cup and the Supercup.

"It was a good time. I wish the club and the team all the best."

Bayern were hammered by Frankfurt on Saturday (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Assistant coach Hans Flick has been placed in temporary charge ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash against Olympiakos and next Saturday's Bundesliga meeting with Borussia Dortmund.

Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: "The performance of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was need for action.

"(President) Uli Hoeness, (sporting director) Hasan Salihamidzic and I had an open and serious conversation with Niko on this basis on Sunday, with the consensual result that Niko is no longer coach of Bayern.

"We all regret this development. I would like to thank Niko Kovac on behalf of FC Bayern for his work, especially for winning the double this past season."

Bayern sit four points behind early league leaders Borussia Monchengladbach with five wins and 18 points from 10 matches.

body check tags ::

amp_article_377355 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2019-11-03 20:38:40:
html db last update - 2020-08-03 20:28:38 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Niko Kovac

Click here for more stories about Bayern Munich

Share this article now:
Show comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Man Utd one of three clubs interested in Can?
Manchester City confirm Nathan Ake signing from Bournemouth
Emery wants Guendouzi reunion at Villarreal?
Chelsea injury, suspension list vs. Bayern Munich
Bundesliga Table
CBayern MunichBayern342644100326882
2Borussia DortmundDortmund34216784414369
3RB Leipzig341812481374466
4Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach34205966402665
5Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen35197962451764
9Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt34136155960-145
10Hertha Berlin34118154859-1141
11Union BerlinUnion Berlin34125174158-1741
12Schalke 04Schalke35913133959-2040
14Mainz 0535114204466-2237
15FC Koln34106185169-1836
16Werder Bremen3487194269-2731
RFortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf34612163667-3130
RSC PaderbornSC Paderborn3448223774-3720
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
2Manchester CityMan City382639102356781
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd381812866363066
5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3816111161471459
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd381412123939054
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle381111163858-2044
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RNorwich CityNorwich3856272675-4921
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.