Despite the prospects for the championship and the DFB Cup, Bayern boss again stresses that coach Niko Kovac is under pressure. And publicly plays with the return of a former star player.
General Manager Karl-Heinz Rummenigge of Bayern Munich denied coach Niko Kovac again for a job guarantee and hopes for the prospect of a commitment to Xabi Alonso as a coach of the German football champion. "I told Jörg Wontorr on Sky quite purposefully: Anyone who works for Bayern Munich, including me, has to deliver where there is pressure, it was always at Bayern," said Rummenigge in "Bild am Sunday".
In the aforementioned Rummenigge TV broadcast (63), Kovac no longer succeeded after 5-0 in the Bundesliga's top match against Borussia Dortmund at the beginning of April a job guarantee. Basically, Bayern has an "interest in continuity in coaching," he pointed out now, "because whenever we had them, it was also a successful period and I wish him (Kovac)."
Rummenigge: "No Euphoria"
Perspective sees Rummenigge former Bayern professional Xabi Alonso as the ideal coach of Bayern. He refined the Spaniard as "the smartest and best strategist I've ever seen in the middle of the field." Alonso is currently finishing his coaching training and is expected to take over U19 Real Madrid next season. Rummenigge: "In my opinion, we must make every effort to return to Munich at some point."
Unlike President Uli Hoeneß, he feels "no euphoria," given the ranking of the league and the final of the final cup, said Rummenigge, "because nothing is won yet." T Especially round 16 knockouts in the Champions League against Liverpool due to "soulless and unfeeling" performance in the second leg (1: 3) "we were incredibly worming." It was also a financial pity, but much greater damage to the image – also for the Bundesliga, it was a tooth that happened, not allowed to happen next year.