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'The coach has to stick his neck out for his decisions': Uli Hoeneß

Hoeneß leaves Kovaç with the choice of protecting himself from the consequences of his decisions.

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Bayern Munich have had a rough run for the past two weeks as the Germans failed to earn three points from any of the last three matches that they had played. The match against FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga was the beginning of their winless appearances. After the defeat against Hertha Berlin last week, the Bavarians lost their position as league toppers to Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern president Uli Hoeneß spoke about the team's performance and Niko Kovac's decision to rotate the team before their match against Hertha Berlin. According to Uli, whether to rotate the team or not is the manager's decision and whatever happens he has to face the blame (Kicker):

That’s up to the coach; he has to decide that. Ultimately, he also has to stick his neck out for it.

James Rodriguez's walkout after the Ajax match stirred lots of rumours as some people claimed that the Colombian is angry at Kovaç for keeping him as a substitute and for choosing Müller over him. But in the management's eyes, everything is normal and there is nothing to worry about:

We have certain problems at the moment, but that’s normal. I don't understand the public perception.

Bayern will face Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday, and the boys are clearly looking forward to put an end to their winless run.

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