The Build Up
The 2018/2019 season of the Bundesliga was one of the most difficult one yet. After years of breezing to the top of the table, Bayern struggled to find their was past 5th place earlier in the season, and then close the 9 point gap between them and at that time first place, Borussia Dortmund.
Even though the season ended with a double as Bayern prevailed Bundesliga Champions and won the DFB Pokal Cup, Bayern were not as impressive as they used to be.
Bayern fans around the world were not at all happy with the way their team had been playing. Despite having a large number of top quality players, the long-standing Bundesliga Champions had more problems than resources to solve them.
Rumors that Bayern were looking for a Kovac replacement started earlier this year. The coach had not had enough time to prove his worth and so Bayern officials were patient with the Croatian.
The Last Straw
Anyone who knows football will tell you that the Bayern defense is incredibly weak. And any small team that gives their all in attack will be able to win the game at this point. However, after losing two defenders who were regular starters to injury, Boateng’s red card in the game against Frankfurt weakened it even more.
Bayern were thrashed 5-1 in that game. It was said to be one of their worst defeats in almost a decade. The players weren’t happy. This is not something that should have been happening for a Bundesliga Giant.
According to the Bayern Munich website, Kovac handed in his resignation on Sunday. The decision for him to leave the club was mutual and everything went well between both parties. It is not yet to be seen who will replace his position as head coach for the team.
Bayern Munich play against Olympiacos in the Champions League on Wednesday, and then against Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Two difficult games await them within the next week and they will definitely need some sort of guidance if they are to get through it.