Under pressure Bayern Munich manager, Niko Kovac has received backing from club legend, Stefan Effenberg and Borussia Mönchengladbach president, Hans Meyer who believe that he is still the right man for the job at the club.
The German giants have not had the best of starts to the season by their standards, with the club losing one and drawing three out of the eight games that they have played so far and currently stand in third place in the Bundesliga table.
There has been mounting criticism over Kovac, but despite this, he has got support from a number of former players regarding his job at the club.
"Kovac is definitely the right coach. It’s now up to the players. Sometimes the players have to get together without the coach and ask themselves how things will continue," Effenberg said to “CHECK24 Doppelpass", as quoted by Bavarian Football Works.
While Meyer like Effenberg too feels that Kovac is making the right decisions but in the end it is upto the players, claiming, "We’re now discussing formations. But Kovac has proven that he can coach really well in the Bundesliga. Expectations at Bayern are higher. Kovac is not supported enough. Kovac hasn’t lost because two or three haven’t played. Belief in him is lacking, also on the part of the team."
It will be interesting to see what happens to Kovac if Bayern do not capture trophies this season as a club of their stature are not known to be patient under any circumstances.