Bayern Munich have sacked Niko Kovac as manager following Saturday’s embarrassing 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt. The Croatian manager was dismissed on Sunday, after meeting CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, president Uli Hoeness and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
In a club statement, Rummenigge explained: “The performance of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was need for action.
“Uli Hoeness, Hasan Salihamidžić and I have had an open and serious conversation with Niko on this basis on Sunday, with the consensual result that Niko is no longer coach of FC Bayern.
“We all regret this development. I would like to thank Niko Kovac on behalf of FC Bayern for his work, especially for winning the Doubles last season.”