Bayern chiefs and Niko Kovac reacts after Kovac sacking.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explained: “The performances of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was a need for action. Uli Hoeneß, Hasan Salihamidzic and I had an open and serious discussion with Niko this Sunday based on that and came to the mutual decision that Niko is no longer head coach of FC Bayern. We all regret this development. I would like to thank Niko Kovac on behalf of FC Bayern for his work, particularly for last season’s double win.”
“I’m now expecting a positive development from our players and an absolute desire to perform so we can achieve our goals for the season,” said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
Niko Kovac stated: “I think this is the correct decision for the club at this time.”
“The results and the way we’ve played lately have led me to this decision. My brother Robert and I would like to thank FC Bayern for these past 18 months. During that time our team won the Bundesliga, the DFB Cup and the Supercup. It was a good time.”
“I with the club and the team all the very best.”