Bayern Munich have dismissed Niko Kovac as head coach after Saturday’s humiliating 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt, the club announced on Sunday.
“The performance of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was need for action. [Bayern club president] Uli Hoeness, [sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic and I 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,” Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a club statement.
Defeat by Eintracht was Bayern’s second of the season, however they have also drawn three and are currently in sitting on the 4th position in the Bundesliga league table.
While Bayern will begin the hunt for a new manager, assistant coach Hans Flick will be in charge of Bayern’s Champions League encounter with Olympiakos on Wednesday and for next Bundesliga key clash with Borussia Dortmund.