Bayern rout Monchengladbach 5-1 in Bundesliga action

Bayern rout Monchengladbach 5-1 in Bundesliga action

Niko Kovac is returning to Bayern Munich as coach next season after impressing at Eintracht Frankfurt.

However, he was not their preferred option and only became a candidate after the Bundesliga champions failed to convince Heynckes to extend his current contract and in their attempts to court former Borussia Dortmund boss Tuchel.

Kovac is now in charge of fellow Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt but has been announced to replace Jupp Heynckes when the latter retires at the end of the current campaign.

But an upset Hoeness rubbished the allegations of a leak, saying the Bavarian outfit had acted appropriately in the pursuit of their former player and timed the decision to soften the impact on Frankfurt.

Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic blasted Bayern for not getting in touch beforehand, and for the timing of its announcement.

"We were very professional".

He has signed a three-year contract and will take up his new role on July 1.

"We thought long and hard about when to tell Frankfurt".

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While the Heynckes did well on his return from retirement, turning Bayern's season around and leading them to a sixth consecutive Bundesliga title, the German will be 73 by the time the season ends and deserving of a rest.

Rummenigge also defended Bayern, adding: "I have to say that, from our point of view, there are no irritations".

With the news that Jupp Heynckes will leave the position as manager, his players marked the new appointment in style as Sandro Wagner grabbed a brace to cancel out Josip Drmic's ninth-minute opener for Monchengladbach.

The elder Kovac was also coach of the Croatian team with his brother as assistant manager. They will face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals and meet Hamburg in the last four of the German Cup.

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.

Frankfurt's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League took a blow on Saturday in a 4-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen.

"We view Fredi Bobic's statement as rather outrageous", Hoeness said. I informed the team this morning.

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