In the meantime, Uli Hoeneb makes no secret of it. When the players at FC Bayern could no longer hide their displeasure with Niko Kovac, they had to react in the club's leadership, said the president on Saturday. The coach flew out.
Already two years ago, the Bavarian bosses said that there is no alternative to the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti as coach. Five players were against him, Uli Hoeneb said then. As with Niko Kovac: The end of less than a year and a half.
This is what every employee desires: When the boss annoys, makes unpopular decisions or judges the performance in a team differently than one does – away with him! The successor may be more docile. At least: less demanding.
All the world could see in the 4: 0 of Bayern against the constant rivals Borussia Dortmund, for which the team is playful and runnig capable. This answers the question of whether the squad was bad or the players were not fit. Answer: no.
Why is it suddenly working under Hansi Flick?
Inevitably, the second question was asked: why did not they play under Kovac?
Interim coach Hansi Flick has indeed reinvented in a few days by laying on of hands or tactical Cabinet pieces football games in Munich.
You have to put it this way: The players did not want to show top performance under Kovac, when the coach was up to his neck, they knew: In the end, Hoeneb as president and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as CEO solve the problem pragmatically.
It has always been the case that the coach is the weakest link in the chain of links in a football club. A club leadership can replace one man more cost effective than the entire team, if it is not running. And yet, this case weighs heavily.
If not even the industry leader with his heavyweights is able to limit the power of his professional players and to remember the return for the millions in a sustainable way, how should the small clubs?
The players always know a club that pays a bit more if necessary. At Bayern, however, you can find an international employer, which is better. Since you might think that the Bayern bosses could act a little more confident.
Uli Hoeness' bills make Bayerns stars legs
In his really good "Klose" biography, author Ronald Reng tells the ten-year-old story of how Uli Hoeneb spurred his Bavarians to a peak in the Champions League with a special prize of one hundred giants (4: 1 at Juventus).
At first, the anecdote reads like a joke. In the second moment, the knowledge that millionaires in shorts were motivated only by special bonuses to save the messy half-year in the premier class, just sad.
Over the weekend, Sandro Schwarz lost their job in the Bundesliga at Mainz 05 and Achim Beierlorzer at 1. FC KOln. You do not have to worry, both coaches fall soft. But maybe it was not their fault.
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