Niko Kovac is no longer coach of the glorious FC Bayern Munich. But what does the Croat intend to do? The fans of a certain Bundesliga club would welcome him with open arms.
Update from November 13, 8:03: At the FC Bavaria Munich the staff carousel turns strong. Hasan
Salihamidzic is promoted to the sports board and looking for a new one Trainer is also searched diligently. But with all the staff changes something is a little in the background: What does actually old coach Niko Kovac? So far, nothing is known, but at least the fans of a club would like to see him as a head coach.
Generally, the Bundesliga-Movies just vigorously pitched the coach-castling. Next Kovac Achim Beierlorzer and Sandro Schwarz also lost their posts. And one more instructor gets more and more under pressure: Ante Covic from Hertha BSC, After the defeat to Leipzig, the fans chanted "Covic out" and apparently already have a desirable candidate for the successor: Niko Kovac. As the picture reports, the name of the former Bayern coach was summoned demanding on Sunday at the general meeting of Hertha.
It would fit: Kovac is a native Berliner. He started his professional career with Hertha and returned after his time in Bavaria as a player back to Hertha.
However, the post of Hertha coach is not vacant – yet. Covic, however, must show something in the upcoming games against Augsburg and BVB.
FC Bayern coach: Successor of Niko Kovac drives on the Sabener road in front – Video surfaced
Update from November 4th, 9:30 am: Bayern Munich and Niko Kovac – the chapter is over. On Sunday evening, the separation took place, which was apparently already decided before the gossip against Eintracht Frankfurt, like tz.de * learned. At the same time it was announced that Hansi Flick takes over the post as interim coach.
Flick, to whose person it is heidelberg24.de * Further details will be available on Monday morning. Sport1Reporter Stefan Kumberger filmed the arrival of the new Bayern coach.
Flick is facing many construction sites. As tz.de * reported, especially the need in defense is great. In addition, you worry about the Sabener road to Robert Lewandowski – the striker star must be operated on. And what does the FCB future look like? Can Flick stay longer or is there already contact to a successor? Many are traded candidates for the coaching job at Bayern.
Kovac no longer FCB coach: interim successor is certain – player completely surprised?
23.12 clock: The fans of the German record champion already long for a successor – he enjoys legend status in Munich.
10:30 pm: At the very top of the agenda, of course, is the question of the permanent Kovac successor to FC Bayern – foreign media seems to be the first evidence to deliver. However, the fans had recently expressed a different preference in an online survey.
The statements of captain Manuel Neuer after the Frankfurt match were emblematic of the disappearance of self-image Bayern. The goalkeeper was not surprised by the defeat. "It's been a bit of a start for me, it's no wonder for me what happened there," he said. No sign of the bavarian "Mia san mia". Instead, the national player expects "very restless" days in Munich.
The team, Neuer emphasized, is intact. "We're not split in the team at all, we get on very well with each other, we do not talk about each other, we talk to each other, and motivation is not the problem every single one wants," he said.
Video: Bayern separates from coach Kovac
Kovac no longer FCB coach – player completely surprised?
9:55 pm: According to information from Sport1, Niko Kovac has not yet said goodbye to his team. Accordingly, the FC Bayern players are completely surprised by the decision. After today's training, which Kovac still led himself, according to the portal, none of the players had a premonition.
– Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 3, 2019
22.12 clock: Niko Kovac is history at Bayern. Had there been any indications in advance that indicated the departure of Kovac?
Bayern: Niko Kovac no longer coach – Rummenigge thanks
9:30 pm: Karl Heinz Rummenigge thanked Niko Kovac: "On behalf of FC Bayern I would like to thank Niko Kovac for his work, especially for winning the doubles in the past season," said the Bayern boss.
"The performance of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was need for action," said CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The decision was the "consensual" outcome of a conversation he had with Kovac with President Uli Hoeness and Sports Director Hasan Salihamidzic.
21:22: Bayern has separated from Niko Kovac. The coach has already spoken up. Also, who takes over the team now, is already certain.
20:58: Bayern has just officially confirmed the message. Bayern is separating from Niko Kovac.
FC Bayern separates from Niko Kovač: https: //t.co/JbpIQqefBJ
– Bayern Munich (@FCBayern) November 3, 2019
Banging on Sunday night: Bayern and Niko Kovac split
20:55: Quake in Munich: loud bild.de head coach Niko Kovac is said to have been dismissed – after tz information this message is correct. The decision should have been made by mutual agreement. The Bayern bosses had not reported after the violent 1: 5 defeat in Frankfurt. Now the hammer from Munich: The chapter Niko Kovac is finished at Bayern.
12:03: The decision to Niko Kovac has fallen according to tz information. The future after the defeat against Frankfurt is certain.
As tz sports reporter Manuel Bonke tells, Kovac will also sit against Olympiakos Piraeus on Wednesday and against Borussia Dortmund probably on the bench. "At the moment there is no (yet) coach discussion going on internally, which could lead to an expulsion".
Niko #Kovac remains after the 1: 5 debacle in Frankfurt continue coach of the #FC Bayern – and is the team against it # Piraeus and the #BVB coach. Internally is currently (still) no coach discussion out, which could lead to a sacking. #SGEFCB
– Manuel Bonke (@mano_bonke) November 3, 2019
In this respect, the speculations from Italy to Massimiliano Allegri (see below) are probably not yet up to date.
In an official statement from the club Niko Kovac speaks of a "harsh blow" and that it is important to "get their heads free".
"I think we made it to half-time, despite losing 0: 2. We made the connecting goal and controlled the game, "said the coach. Kovac wants to "make the bag" on Wednesday. With a win against Olympiakos Piraeus FCB is certainly qualified for the knockout stages.
Niko Kovac in front of Aus? Coach spotted at the FCB site – newspaper calls surprising name for succession
Update of November 3rd, 11:20: Niko Kovac is still coach at FC Bayern Munchen – Many fans demand his sacking. A newspaper goes on and even names the possible successor.
As Corriere dello sport Massimiliano Allegri is to be convinced by the Bavarian leadership to take over Bayern Munich. Whether the German record champions really interested in the Italian coach, who was recently under contract with Juventus, remains to be seen.
The last two Italian experiments (Giovanni Trapattoni, Carlo Ancelotti) did not proceed with complete satisfaction. Kovac still led the training today, as tz.de * reports.
Bayern fans discuss successor to Niko Kovac – Coach sighted on FCB grounds
Update from November 3rd, 9:40 am: What about Niko Kovac? The coach is heavily criticized and the planned public training will not take place. As reported by a Sport1 reporter, he discovered Niko Kovac at 7:56 am at the railing on Sabener Strasse – he is said to have disappeared in the underground car park.
Anyone who considers everything as a possible successor – should Kovac really be released – read in the following text:
Niko Kovac: Bayern fans discuss successor – Trainer legend already in wait?
First report from 2 November, 18.00 clock
Munich – It's autumn in Munich and again a crisis is knocking on the doorstep. As early as 2018, FC Bayern did not look good, coach Niko Kovac was repeatedly questioned. Well, a year later, it starts again.
After the 1: 5 debacle in Frankfurt (ticker to read), the voices were of course louder. Kovac himself was very much fed up after the game, irritably responding to questions from the reporters. At the press conference he said, "I know how business is going. I'm not naive, I'm not blue-eyed. "
Niko Kovac: Time at Bayern Munich ended? Fans are already demanding a successor
Does Kovac expect to be knocked out? The words of Captain Manuel Neuer did not necessarily help either. He said after the game that it was not a "huge miracle" to lose in Frankfurt. It had begun.
Kovac is still combative. "We had a similar situation last season, in the end it has become the double. I did not give up then, I will not give up now. I never give up. Anyone can do it, so you have to watch the hard stuff. "
Niko Kovac: Rauswurf at Bayern Munich? Several successors are traded
If it goes after the fans, then a successor is already determined. Almost 33 percent have decided in our survey for him, even with Karl -Heinz Rummenigge he should be high in the price. On the other hand, you probably should not welcome another candidate, who is well known in the Bundesliga, at Sabener Strabe. Uli Hoeneb would veto.
What's next with Bayern Munich? On Wednesday, the next task in the Champions League is on, Olympiakos Piraeus is a guest. On 15 November then follows the annual general meeting. Will Kovac still be a coach? A scary comparison with an ex-Bayern coach could mean the end.
Meanwhile, with Jupp Heynckes …#SGEFCB
– Marco #HuaweInfluencer (@ MarcoLerch76) November 2, 2019
On Twitter, of course, countless reactions to the recent Bayern crisis. Even the name Jose Mourinho is called again and again. Clear that in the discussion also the name Jupp Heynckes falls. Once again, the coach legend jumped in to lead the Munich back to big victories.
Heynckes is now 74 years old – a comeback is considered excluded. But does it need anything at all? Niko Kovac is still coach of Bayern Munich. Should he be fired after the bankruptcy against Eintracht? Vote!
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