Kovac to succeed Heynckes as Bayern Munich coach

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Treble-chasing Bayern Munich, who secured their sixth straight Bundesliga title last week, crushed Borussia Moenchengladbach 5-1 after falling behind to a Josip Drmic goal in the ninth minute. "That information made it to the outside - definitely not out of Frankfurt - is very annoying, unprofessional and lacking in respect".

He said: "Our sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic, has held talks with coaches - that's his job - and among them was Tuchel".

Bobic blasted Bayern on Friday for the timing of its announcement that Frankfurt coach Kovac would be switching to Bayern next season, and for not getting in touch beforehand.

But Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed they were unable to start negotiations with him due to a pre-agreement he had with another club, reported to be Paris Saint-Germain. "One has to accept that, but it's not a problem for us".

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Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness hit back at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, calling criticism over the hiring of Niko Kovac "rather outrageous".

The appointment continues a remarkable upward trend for 46-year-old Kovac, who will take over on July 1, after an impressive spell in Frankfurt - his maiden job in club management.

There is an air of nostalgia about the fixtures - the '80s were a glorious period for both clubs, with Roma winning one of its three Serie A titles in 1983 and reaching its only European Cup final the following season.

Lewandowksi came off the bench to get on the scoresheet himself, his 27th Bundesliga goal of the season taken well in the closing stages as Bayern racked up a 15th league win from their last 17 outings.

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Rodriguez joined Bayern Munich this summer on loan, with a €40m buy-out clause included in his contract.

However, according to reports in January, the Colombian would look to leave Bayern if Heynckes were not to extend his own deal and manage next season.

However, the Suddeutsche newspaper claimed that Bayern met Kovac two weeks ago to discuss the job.

The 31-year-old had played down links of taking over at Bayern, but refused to completely rule out leaving Hoffenheim. "I always try to support my teammates the best I can".

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"If possible, the dream is to do something else with my life by the time I turn 40 or 50, something that's away from the football pitch".

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