Bayern Munich board members have swiftly commenced the search for Niko Kovac’s replacement after parting ways with the manager on Sunday.
Kovac was shown the exit door by the Bavarians following an unexpected 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday and they have reportedly created a list of some managers capable of succeeding him at the Allianz Arena.
Former United manager José Mourinho is said to be leading the pack —ahead of former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri — as he has been without a club for 11 months.
Jose Mourinho has been preparing for Bundesliga job since his days at Old Trafford, that was the revelation made by former Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger.
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The former Germany captain revealed to Deutsche Welle that the Portuguese has a longtime interest in managing the Bavarians as he often asks questions about the Bundesliga Champions during his days at Old Trafford.
“I can imagine Mourinho in Germany. I remember he was always asking me about Bayern and the Bundesliga. During our away games, there was always Bundesliga on TV.
“He really knew every single player, even from the smaller teams. He was also learning German.” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the Portuguese manager is also linked with Arsenal’s job following Unai Emery’s unimpressive start to the season.
It remains to be seen who will the highly controversial Mourinho choose at the end of everything.
Ex-Arsenal Manager Bags New Job Amidst Bayern Links
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been appointed into his first job since leaving the Gunners last summer.
The Frenchman has been appointed the chief of global football development at FIFA and he will be in charge of football development on the world stage.
Wenger will oversee football development in both men’s and women’s games worldwide including coaching programmes, training programmes and coach education programmes.
The former Arsenal manager has been linked with the vacant Bayern Munich job but the latest development puts an end to those rumours.
His appointment at FIFA was confirmed by the football body on Wednesday.
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Arsene Wenger is not the only manager associated with the vacant Bayern Munich job.
The likes of Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) boss Thomas Tuchel, Ex-Juventus manager Maximiliano Allegri and former Schalke 04 boss Ralf Rangnick.
Bayern Munich are on the search for a new permanent manager following the exit of Niko Kovac who was sacked last week shortly after the heavy defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the league.
10-man Bayern were thrashed 5-1 by last season’s Europa League semi-finalists but the Bavarian giants have since responded with two straight wins in all competitions.
Liverpool Legend On Bayern Munich Managerial Shortlist
Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is on the managerial shortlist at five-time European champions Bayern Munich according to the latest media reports emanating from Germany.
Bayern Munich are looking for a permanent manager and are expected to make an appointment before the next game scheduled to take place after the international break.
According to the Daily Star, Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso is on the managerial shortlist alongside the likes of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) manager Thomas Tuchel and ex-Juventus and AC Milan boss Maximiliano Allegri.
Bayern Munich have been without a permanent manager since Niko Kovac was shown the way out at the end of last month on the bag of the big loss to Europa League campaigners Eintracht Frankfurt.
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The German champions were beaten 5-1 by their hosts with ten men after Jerome Boateng was given his marching orders.
Niko Kovac spent just more than one season at Bayern Munich following his appointment last summer.
In his first year, the ex-Eintracht Frankfurt boss led Bayern Munich to the double.
He won the league title for the seventh straight season as well as the German Cup via the 3-0 victory over RB Leipzig in the final.
Xabi Alonso was part of the Liverpool squad that won the 2005 Champions League title.
Champions League: Three Teams Confirmed For Knockout Stage
Three teams have already booked their place in the knockout stage of the Champions League this season after the completion of Matchday Four matches.
The trio of Juventus, PSG and Bayern Munich are through to the round of 16 after the end of Matchday Four games.
The group stage has six matchdays and the 32 teams still has two games each to go before it’s completed.
Italian Serie A giants Juventus have a three-point advantage at the top of Group D after the late win over Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.
The victory took Juventus to 10 points from four Champions League games and also sealed their place in the knockout stage.
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Aaron Ramsey and Aleksei Miranchuk scored for Juventus and Lokomotiv Moscow respectively in the first half which ended in a 1-1.
Douglas Costa came off the bench to scored the winning goal three minutes into added time.
In Group A, French champions PSG maintained their perfect record this season with a slim 1-0 win over Club Brugge FC of Belgium at home courtesy the first-half goal from Mauro Icardi.
PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas saved a penalty to preserve that lead which confirmed the last 16 spot.
German champions Bayern Munich are also through to the last 16 following the 2-0 home win over Greek club Olympiakos in Group B.
Why Arsene Wenger Is Too Old For Bayern Munich Job
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is too old to be the Bayern Munich manager according to French football legend Marcel Desailly.
The former Chelsea and AC Milan defender said this in a recent interview as monitored by the Daily Mirror.
Arsene Wenger has not been in the dugout since he left North London giants Arsenal after 22 years at the club.
The Frenchman attained legendary status in North London before he left last summer.
He has been in the media industry with the likes of EuroSport and BeIN Sports since quitting his job as the Arsenal manager.
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Arsene Wenger resigned as the Arsenal manager last summer despite the fact that he had one year left on his then contract the Gunners.
The French tactician is the frontrunner for the Bayern Munich job after the Bavarian giants dismissed Niko Kovac as their manager at the weekend.
Arsene Wenger became the favourite for the Bayern Munich job after the likes of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) manager Thomas Tuchel and RB Leipzig director Ralf Rangnick distanced themselves from the post.
Niko Kovac lost his job as the Bayern Munich manager after an unimpressive start to the new Bundesliga season.
Bayern Munich are fourth on the league table and four points adrift of leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Arsenal Legend Expresses Interest In Vacant Managerial Job At Bayern
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed his interest in the vacant Bayern Munich job.
He confirmed that interest in a chat with BeIN Sports as the Frenchman revealed that he misses football management.
Bayern Munich are looking for a new manager after Croatian tactician Niko Kovac was dismissed from the job.
His dismissal came after Bayern Munich were beaten 5-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt in their German Bundesliga clash at the weekend.
The defeat left the Bavarian giants in fourth position on the league table.
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Bayern Munich are four points off top spot currently occupied by Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Arsene Wenger is one of several managers linked with the vacant Bayern Munich job.
Others like Maximiliano Allegri, Jose Mourinho, Thomas Tuchel, Erik Ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick have also been linked with the Bavarian giants.
Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has already distanced himself from the position as he still has a contract with French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
Ex-Schalke 04 boss Ralf Rangnick has also stayed away from the post.
The replacement for Niko Kovac at Bayern Munich is still far from being decided at the moment.
Niko Kovac was named the Bayern Munich boss last summer and he won the double in his first season.
Why Bayern Opts For Thomas Tuchel Ahead Of Arsene Wenger
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been shunned by German champions Bayern Munich as they shop for a new manager.
Bayern Munich sacked their manager Niko Kovac at the weekend as he paid the price for the heavy defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Bavarian giants were beaten 5-1 by the Europa League campaigners and that proved to be his last game in charge of the team.
According to Sky Germany, Bayern Munich have enquired about the availability of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) manager Thomas Tuchel.
The Bundesliga champions have opted for the German tactician ahead of other potential candidates like Arsene Wenger, Ralf Rangnick, Maximiliano Allegri and Jose Mourinho.
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Thomas Tuchel has been the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) manager since the start of last year.
He won the league title for PSG in the last campaign.
Ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is thought to be a strong contender for the Bayern Munich job.
Wenger has not been in the dugout since leaving Arsenal in the summer of 2018.
The Frenchman spent almost 22 years in North London before making way for Unai Emery last summer.
He won three Premier League titles for the Gunners during his time at the club including the unbeaten run achieved in 2004.
Arsene Wenger On Bayern Munich Shortlist
Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is on the managerial shortlist at German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich according to The Guardian.
Bayern Munich are shopping for a new manager after Niko Kovac was sacked from that role at the weekend.
Croatian tactician Niko Kovac became the Bayern Munich manager last summer and he led the Bavarian giants to a domestic double in his first season at the club.
His last game as the Bayern Munich manager was the 5-1 defeat handed out to them at the home of Europa League campaigners Eintracht Frankfurt.
The defeat left Bayern Munich in fourth spot with 18 points from the first ten games in the German Bundesliga this term.
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The Bavarian giants are four points off the top spot currently held by Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Bayern Munich won just two of the last five league games under the guidance of the aforementioned Niko Kovac.
Arsene Wenger is the only manager on the Bayern Munich shortlist with the likes of former AC Milan and Juventus manager Maximiliano Allegri and ex-Schalke 04 manager Ralf Rangnick also in contention for the managerial job at the Allianz Arena.
Ajax Amsterdam manager Erik Ten Hag is also on the shortlist after enhancing his reputation by winning a double at the Dutch club last season in addition to leading the team to the Champions League semifinals.
Club Legend Talks Up Jose Mourinho For Bayern Job
Bayern Munich legend Bastian Schweinsteiger has talked up the possibility of Jose Mourinho replacing the underfire Niko Kovac as the manager at the Allianz Arena.
Bastian Schweinsteiger is a former midfielder for both Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
He talked about Jose Mourinho and Bayern Munich in a chat with top German media outlet BamS.
According to him, Jose Mourinho would be a perfect appointment for the Bavarian giants.
The ex-German international also said that Jose Mourinho was a keen follower of Bayern Munich while they were together at Manchester United.
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He played under the guidance of Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac is under serious pressure after the 5-1 mauling at the hands of hosts Eintracht Frankfurt during their league clash on Saturday.
Former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and FC Porto manager Jose Mourinho is one of several names linked with the Bayern Munich managerial job if the Bavarian giants decide to sack Niko Kovac.
Jose Mourinho has been prominent in the media industry since leaving his last managerial job at Manchester United.
The Portuguese tactician was dismissed from his role as the Manchester United manager shortly after the 3-1 loss to Liverpool in December of last year.