The first year of Niko Kovac coaching at FC Bayern Munich is a roller coaster ride: In the meantime, he was nine points behind Borussia Dortmund with the record champion and the Champions League final against the finalists FC Liverpool increased the pressure, at least national to clear all trophies , The chances are good, but there is uncertainty in Munich about the future of the 47-year-olds. CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge denied a job guarantee for the coach for fear of comfort and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic evades a pledge of allegiance.
Bayern bosses “make Kovac hard work”
Football expert Marcel Reif has sharply criticized Rummenigge's dealings with Bayern president Uli Hoeneß with Kovac during the season in an interview. “The methodology is on the border of indecency, I think,” said Reif of the “Bild” newspaper (paid content). “They make work difficult for Kovac, you pick up a young coach, put an inexperienced sports director on the side, and then do strange things like this press conference – then you're surprised that the young coach still has to learn at the level.”
Asked whether he would have been thrown out, he would have been treated by a station boss as Kovac in Munich, said the sports journalist: “Sure, right away, I've done that as a sports director of RTL.” Of course he does not recommend the Bayern coach to act like that. “But if he did, I would understand.”
Reif was skeptical that Hoeness and Rummenigge as Bayern leadership continue to form a working duo. “That's the question,” he told the “picture.” The two were very different knit, but would have achieved a lot together. “Now you're on the verge of a change: The coach is only one point, what should the club and the football of the future look like?”
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