A 5 -1 defeat to Frankfurt with ten men was the last straw as Bayern relieved Niko Kovač of his duty as head coach.
The Croatian who was in his sixteenth month at the club had guided Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga title and super cup last season but has failed to be on par with the quality needed of the manger of the German giants.
With just ten games into the Bundesliga campaign, the champions are in fourth place on the table on eighteen points, four points behind league leaders and a whole lot of games to play catch up but it seemed like the club wasn’t willing to take any more chances with Niko Kovač and his brother Robert.
Bayern are also top of their UEFA Champions’ League group but none of that seemed to matter to the board, they were just done with the Kovač brothers!
The club stated his continued inability to get the best out of a talented side and players being played out- of position as the major reasons behind the end of contract between Bayern and Kovač.
With the likes of Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski in form, somehow Niko still couldn’t impress the club with his tactics and player positions.
Concern was hugely cast towards Philippe Coutinho who the board felt hasn’t been efficiently utilized in the squad since he joined on loan at the start of the season from Barcelona.
Bayern is currently under the management of interim coach Hansi Flick and assistant manager Hermann Gerland, both were assistants under the Niko Kovač tenure.
The UCL game against Olympiacos on Wednesday, November 6 will be Flick’s first game in charge of the German side.
Bayern Munich is keen to land a permanent manager who has the supposedly big club mentality and can get the best out of their team.
A few names have been put up in consideration with Erik ten Hag coming up as the favourite to move to the Allianz Arena however the Dutch still has a contract with Ajax until 2022 and is not expected to leave the club until the end of the 2019/20 season.
Other notable mentions are Arsene Wenger who has been out of a job since he departed from Arsenal after a long and successful spell at the North London club.
Allegri is also in contention after he was let go by Juventus at the end of last season.
José Mourinho has also be brought into the conversation but only time will tell.
The move by Bayern Munich has caused a massive uproar on social media as football fans of some clubs called out their clubs to take a cue from the action.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Barcelona fans were high on the list as the fans expressed their disapproval of their clubs under the current management.
The departure of a manager gives another the opportunity to take up the position; we wish Niko Kovač and Robert Kovač the best in their future jobs.
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