the Management of Bayern Munich has taken the consequences.
A number of unsatisfactory results have meant that there no longer is confidence that Niko Kovac is the right man to stand at the head of the German team.
The Croatian coach is fired with immediate effect. It confirms the club in an official announcement on its website.
Kovacs's departure is a result of an internal summit, where the club's president, Uli Hoeneß, the managing director, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and sports director Hasan Salihamidžić was assembled with the now former Bayern trainer.
Here was the outcome that the parties agreed that it was best for both Kovac and the club, they went each their way.
But the explanation carries the stamp of that with Kovac at the helm has been gravel in the maskineret. For the cause of the breach is to be found in the continuing confusions, as the crew have delivered over the recent past.
- Performance from our crew and the results over the last few weeks have shown us that there was a need to take action, says Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
He backed up out of the Salihamidžić, who hope that Kovacs removal can be a hello to the better times for Bayern Munich.
'I expect our players to immediately review a positive development and shows an absolute motivation, so that we can achieve our goals for the season,' says sportsdirektøren.
And the objective at Bayern is quite clear. It is not enough to interfere in the top and play well. It's about winning. Each and every season.
For it is the only championships that count on Säbener Straße, and right now, you are only placed on the fourth place in the Bundesliga, In the last four matches in the domestic league, it has been four points out of twelve possible.
It is the successful German team so far from accustomed to. The reigning champions, who have had the title in the last six seasons in a row, led Saturday yet another shocking defeat when Eintracht Frankfurt powdered Kovac and co. with 5-1.
It should apparently prove to be the proverbial drop that got the cup to overflow. And now Kovac then go with an acceptance speech, where it is clearly stated that a firing can be presented in many ways.
- I think this is the right decision for the club right now. The results and the way we played last, got me to come to this choice, says Kovac.
He put the price on it a year and a half, he managed to stand at the head of Germany's biggest football club.
- during this time our team won the championship, the German cup and the Supercupen. It was a good time. I wish the club and the team all is well, sounds it.
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