Bayern Munich fire Niko Kovac following 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt

Niko Kovac Credit: Daily mail

Bayern Munich has sacked their head coach, Niko Kovac following Saturday’s 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt.

The defeat was the club’s heaviest in the Bundesliga in 10 years.

The 48-year-old was appointed manager in July 2018 and led Bayern to a league-and-cup double last season.

Bayern Munich Chief executive officer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, said: “The performances of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was a need for action.

“We had an open and serious discussion with Niko this Sunday based on that and came to the mutual decision that Niko is no longer head coach of FC Bayern.

“We all regret this development. I would like to thank Niko Kovac on behalf of FC Bayern for his work, particularly for last season’s double win.”

The former Croatia midfielder was also quoted on the club’s website to have said it “was the correct decision for the club at this time”.

“The results and the way we’ve played lately have led me to this decision,” he said. “My brother Robert and I would like to thank FC Bayern for these past 18 months. During that time our team won the Bundesliga, the DFB Cup and the Supercup. It was a good time. I wish the club and the team all the very best.”

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