Bayern hit back at Frankfurt in row over Kovac

16 April, 2018, 04:23 | Author: Courtney Perry
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"I have a good relationship with Fredi Bobic, and I'm sure we'll talk about it".

When the Croatian took over in March 2016, the Eagles were fighting relegation and, despite a slow start, Kovac was able to steer Frankfurt to safety - via a relegation play-off victory.

Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic blasted Bayern for not getting in touch beforehand, and for the timing of its announcement. That's why this point in time is not a very fortunate one for us.

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have hit back at accusations they were "disrespectful" in their signing of new head coach Niko Kovac.

"But we made a decision to let them know as soon as possible, now they have more time to get a new coach".

He said at a press conference on Friday: "The offer has surprised us at this stage of the season, but we owe a lot to Kovac". Niko was a player at Bayern, he knows the characters, the structures and the DNA of the club very well.


Kicker magazine reported that Bayern would pay a fee of 2.2 million euros ($2.7 million) to trigger a release clause in Kovac's existing contract with Frankfurt.

"We sorted things out on Thursday (with Kovac), but I won't give details".

Without doubt the biggest losers of the managerial appointment, Eintracht Frankfurt have lost a promising manager that had transformed the club in a two-year spell. "Not of Eintracht Frankfurt". Champions League qualification is possible this season after another stellar campaign.

But, there is the risk that their final weeks of the season could see a downturn in form as Kovac's mind begins to shift towards Bayern - who Frankfurt could go up against in the DFB-Pokal final should they win their respective semi-finals.

After being overlooked for the RB Salzburg job in 2012, having coached the reserve team, Kovac took over as national team boss for his native Croatia. "Everyone respects the other", Frankfurt forward Kevin-Prince Boateng said earlier this season. If we have to do so in order to get to the final, so be it.

Nevertheless, Heyncke's men still have the chance to round off the season with more than just one title, as Bayern meet Bayer Leverkusen in the German Cup before they host Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on April 25.

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