Bayern Munich Fires Niko Kovac After Embarrassing Defeat

Niko Kovac manager of Bayern Munich. Photo by Pixathlon/REX/Shutterstock (9639204c)

Bayern Munich found itself in uncharted ground after a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. After the embarrassing loss, the team was left with no other choice than to part ways with head coach Niko Kovac.

The team announced on Sunday evening that they parted ways with the Croatian coach, who took over at the German club in July of 2018. Kovac was named Jupp Heynckes’ successor in April of the same year after coaching Eintracht Frankfurt.

During his time with Bayern, Kovac won the Bundesliga title as well as the DFB Pokal in the 2018-19 season. Despite bowing out to Liverpool in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, it was generally considered to be a successful season for the club.

The beginning of this season, however, was a different story for Kovac and Bayern Munich. After the team’s 5-1 loss to Eintracht, Bayern finds itself in fourth place in the Bundesliga with only 5 victories in 10 matches.

They currently find themselves four points behind surprising leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.

Assistant coach Hans Flick is expected to coach Bayern Munich in this week’s Champions League clash against Olympiakos while the team looks for its new manager.