The Croatian led his team to an embarrassing 5-1 demolition at the hands of Frankfurt at the weekend and his bosses have decided to terminate his contract after spending a year and a half at the German champions.
Bayern Munich have confirmed the sacking of Niko Kovac from his post as the manager of the Bundesliga champions.
The 48-year-old Croatian, who took over at the club from Jupp Heynckes in the summer of 2018 and won a league and cup double in his first season, watched as his Bayern team got thrashed 5-1 by Frankfurt which has compelled the club’s hierarchy to decide that enough is enough.
In a statement on the club’s official website, Kovac himself said: “I think this is the right decision for the club at the moment. The results, and also the way we last played, made me come to that decision. My brother Robert and I thank Bayern for the last one-and-a-half years.
“During this time, our team has won the championship, the DFB Cup and the Supercup. It was a good time. I wish the club and the team all the best.”
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “The performance of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was need for action.
“Uli Hoeness, Hasan Salihamidzic and I had an open and serious conversation with Niko on this basis on Sunday with the consensual result that Niko is no longer coach of Bayern.
“We all regret this development. I would like to thank Niko Kovac on behalf of FC Bayern for his work, especially for winning the double this past season.”