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Bayern's head coach Niko Kovac looks down during the German soccer cup.(AP)

French club Monaco appoints Niko Kovac as coach

MONACO | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The eight-time French champions cited Kovac’s success coaching Bayern Munich, Frankfurt and the Croatian national team. The club announced the hiring Sunday after it fired Roberto Moreno.
Bayern's head coach Hansi Flick, center, talks to his players after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich in Bremen, Germany, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Bayern became champion for the 30th time in Germany. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)(AP)
Bayern's head coach Hansi Flick, center, talks to his players after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich in Bremen, Germany, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Bayern became champion for the 30th time in Germany. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)(AP)

The ‘Flick’ behind Bayern Munich’s resurgence and record eighth

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Flick wasn’t a flake as a player --- he had 104 games for Bayern as a hard-working midfielder. He was someone Eric Cantona would call a ‘water carrier’ but there must be something about their industry which makes them good coaches. Didier Deschamps, anyone?
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick.(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick.(REUTERS)

Bayern coach Flick the key to latest Bundesliga triumph

Berlin | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2020 07:28 PM IST
Bayern Munich interim coach Hansi Flick before the match.(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich interim coach Hansi Flick before the match.(REUTERS)

Hansi Flick the key to Bayern Munich’s latest Bundesliga triumph

BERLIN | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 05:42 PM IST
Flick restored the joy of playing to a side that was uncertain and unbalanced under previous coach Niko Kovac, tightened a defense that was prone to mistakes and transformed the team into a relentless and efficient winning machine.
Bayern Munich interim coach Hansi Flick.(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich interim coach Hansi Flick.(REUTERS)

Bayern Munich make Hansi Flick head coach until ‘at least’ end of season

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 07:20 PM IST
The 54-year-old, an assistant with the Germany team that won the 2014 World Cup, took charge after Niko Kovac was sacked in early November.
File image of Niko Kovac(AP)
File image of Niko Kovac(AP)

Some Bayern stars wanted Kovac gone, reveals Hoeness

Munich | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 12:00 AM IST
Kovac, 48, was dismissed by Bayern last Sunday in the wake of a 5-1 thrashing at Eintracht Frankfurt. Interim coach Hansi Flick oversaw a 2-0 home win over Olympiakos in midweek, with Bayern qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League.
File image of Arsene Wenger.(Getty Images)
File image of Arsene Wenger.(Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger contradicts Bayern Munich’s claim they turned him down

Munich | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 04:46 PM IST
On Thursday, Bayern put out a statement claiming Wenger had called club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to express interest in replacing Kovac, but said the former Arsenal boss had been turned down.
A file photo of Arsene Wenger.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Arsene Wenger.(Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger evasive over Bayern Munich job, Ralf Rangnick ‘not available’

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 05:46 PM IST
Wenger, who speaks fluent German, coached Arsenal from October 1996 until May 2018 and admits he misses some aspects of coaching.
Thomas Tuchel in action.(Action Images via Reuters)
Thomas Tuchel in action.(Action Images via Reuters)

Bayern Munich to name coach within three weeks, Thomas Tuchel approached - Report

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 07:00 PM IST
Niko Kovac was sacked on Sunday after 16 months in charge in the wake of Bayern’s 5-1 drubbing at Eintracht Frankfurt, which left the defending giants fourth in the Bundesliga table.
Bayern's head coach Niko Kovac during the DFB Pokal second round match between VfL Bochum and Bayern Munich.(AP)
Bayern's head coach Niko Kovac during the DFB Pokal second round match between VfL Bochum and Bayern Munich.(AP)

Bayern Munich sack coach Niko Kovac

Berlin | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Bayern’s 1-5 hammering by Eintracht was the club’s worst league defeat since a humiliating drubbing at Wolfsburg by the same scoreline in April 2009.
Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac in action.(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac in action.(REUTERS)

Niko Kovac future in doubt after Bayern Munich’s worst loss since 2009

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 11:55 PM IST
Bayern are now four points behind leaders Moenchengladbach after their biggest league loss since a humiliating 5-1 drubbing in April 2009 at Wolfsburg.
Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez celebrates after the match.(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez celebrates after the match.(REUTERS)

Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez sidelined for German Cup second round

Berlin | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 06:47 PM IST
Martinez also missed Bayern’s 2-1 win over Union Berlin on Saturday after being injured in their Champions League win at Olympiakos in Greece last week.
Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez looks dejected after the match.(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez looks dejected after the match.(REUTERS)

Bayern Munich slip up again as Augsburg grab last-gasp leveller

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 11:58 PM IST
Niko Kovac’s men sit one point adrift of both leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach and second-placed Wolfsburg, who drew 1-1 at RB Leipzig.
Thomas Mueller reacts during the German Supercup match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.(AP)
Thomas Mueller reacts during the German Supercup match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.(AP)

‘Thomas Mueller deserves more respect,’ Serge Gnabry criticises Bayern’s treatment of the player

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 07:07 PM IST
On Wednesday, Mueller told magazine Kicker he is “unhappy” about starting the last five Bayern games on the bench, amid reports he wants to leave in January.
Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry celebrates scoring their third goal(Action Images via Reuters)
Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry celebrates scoring their third goal(Action Images via Reuters)

UEFA Champions League: Gnabry hits four as Bayern trounce Tottenham 7-2

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 11:42 AM IST
While Tottenham’s season continues to misfire, Niko Kovac’s Bayern appear to be going from strength to strength.
Bayern Munich's Philippe Coutinho poses during the presentation.(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich's Philippe Coutinho poses during the presentation.(REUTERS)

Philippe Coutinho will not start for Bayern Munich on Saturday - Niko Kovac

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 06:33 PM IST
Philippe Coutinho, 27, has been the talk of Germany since joining Bayern on a one-year loan deal from Barcelona earlier this week.
File image of Niko Kovac(AP)
File image of Niko Kovac(AP)

Matthaeus: ‘Kovac can build an era at Bayern’

Dortmund | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2019 04:55 PM IST
Kovac was under constant pressure in his first year at Bayern last season and faced repeated criticism from inside the dressing room, despite eventually leading the club to the domestic double.
Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac during the match.(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac during the match.(REUTERS)

Coach Niko Kovac fighting for Bayern Munich job despite possible double

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 06:41 PM IST
Kovac, who took over from Jupp Heynckes after leading Frankfurt to cup glory last season, has overseen a generational transition while keeping Bayern in the hunt for both domestic titles.
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, top right, jumps for the ball with Nuremberg's Patrick Erras, top left.(AP)
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, top right, jumps for the ball with Nuremberg's Patrick Erras, top left.(AP)

Bayern survive penalty drama as Nuremberg keep Dortmund in title hunt

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 11:57 PM IST
Bayern had the chance to go four points clear at the top of the table with three games to go after title rivals Borussia Dortmund lost 4-2 to Schalke on Saturday.
Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski (L) and Bayern Munich's German midfielder Joshua Kimmich react after the German Cup (DFB Pokal) semi-final football match SV Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich in Bremen(AFP)
Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski (L) and Bayern Munich's German midfielder Joshua Kimmich react after the German Cup (DFB Pokal) semi-final football match SV Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich in Bremen(AFP)

Bayern reach German Cup final to keep double in sight

Berlin | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 09:30 AM IST
The Bavarians, who also beat Werder in the league last week, will now face RB Leipzig in the final on May 25. Bayern had lost last year’s final to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern defender Niklas Suele, center right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal.(AP)
Bayern defender Niklas Suele, center right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal.(AP)

Niklas Suele winner keeps Bayern Munich on track for Bundesliga title

Berlin | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 10:25 PM IST
Niklas Suele drilled in a 75th-minute winner to lift the Bavarians to 70 points, four clear of Borussia Dortmund, who are in action against Freiburg on Sunday, with four matches left in the season.
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)

Niko Kovac confirms Lewandowski, Coman bust-up in Bayern Munich training

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 06:53 PM IST
Kovac admitted the forwards traded blows following an argument at a training session behind closed doors on Thursday while preparing for Sunday’s league game away to Fortuna Duesseldorf.
Bayern Munich's Austrian defender David Alaba and Bayern Munich's German midfielder Leon Goretzka celebrate after the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and BVB Borussia Dortmund(AFP)
Bayern Munich's Austrian defender David Alaba and Bayern Munich's German midfielder Leon Goretzka celebrate after the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and BVB Borussia Dortmund(AFP)

Bayern demolish Dortmund 5-0 to reclaim Bundesliga top spot

Munich | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 10:05 AM IST
The Bavarians exploded into action and scored twice in the opening 17 minutes through Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski.
Bayern Munich's defender Kingsley Coman (L) and Augsburg's Austrian defender Kevin Danso.(AFP)
Bayern Munich's defender Kingsley Coman (L) and Augsburg's Austrian defender Kevin Danso.(AFP)

Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman could miss Liverpool match

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 03:15 PM IST
Kingsley Coman scored twice in Bayern’s 3-2 win at Augsburg in an outstanding display on Friday as the defending Bundesliga champions twice came from behind after conceding an own goal with just 13 seconds gone.
File picture of Manuel Neuer(AFP)
File picture of Manuel Neuer(AFP)

Bayern banking on Neuer for final Liverpool tune-up

Berlin | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2019 11:16 PM IST
Neuer, 32, has sat out Bayern’s last three games with a thumb injury but will prove his fitness at Augsburg ahead of Tuesday’s last 16, first leg against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Anfield.
Dortmund's Paco Alcacer scores the decisive third goal for Dortmund against Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.(AP)
Dortmund's Paco Alcacer scores the decisive third goal for Dortmund against Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.(AP)

Paco Alcacer fires Borussia Dortmund past beleaguered Bayern Munich to maintain Bundesliga lead

Dortmund | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 09:18 AM IST
The result piles added pressure on Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac, as his side’s chances of winning a seventh straight title in his first season in charge took another blow.
Bayern Munich's Croatian head coach Niko Kovac.(AFP)
Bayern Munich's Croatian head coach Niko Kovac.(AFP)

Bayern Munich missing stars for DFB Cup clash at minnows Roedinghausen

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 10:34 PM IST
Alongside long-term injury casualties Corentin Tolisso and Kingsley Coman, the quartet of Arjen Robben, Jerome Boateng, James Rodriguez and Sven Ulreich are definitely all out, head coach Niko Kovac confirmed.
Bayern Munich's Croatian headcoach Niko Kovac.(AFP)
Bayern Munich's Croatian headcoach Niko Kovac.(AFP)

Kovac already in trouble at stuttering Bayern

Berlin | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 08:40 AM IST
Kovac only took over at Bayern in the summer and was portrayed as a long-term leader after the venerable Jupp Heynckes had successfully steadied the ship for a season on a temporary basis after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked.
Eintracht Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac and players celebrate with the trophy after winning the DFB Cup vs Bayern Munich in Berlin on May 19, 2018.(REUTERS)
Eintracht Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac and players celebrate with the trophy after winning the DFB Cup vs Bayern Munich in Berlin on May 19, 2018.(REUTERS)

Eintracht Frankfurt stun Bayern Munich to win German Cup

Reuters, Berlin | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 10:13 AM IST
Eintracht Frankfurt upset champions Bayern Munich 3-1 on Saturday to win the German Cup for the fifth time.
Bayern Munich's Sandro Wagner (L) celebrates after scoring during their Bundesliga match against Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich.(AFP)
Bayern Munich's Sandro Wagner (L) celebrates after scoring during their Bundesliga match against Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich.(AFP)

Second-string Bayern Munich see off Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Cologne relegated

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 11:48 PM IST
Niko Kovac missed out on an opportunity to beat his future club, as a much-changed Bayern Munich side thumped Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1 in the Bundesliga.
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