To Niko Kovač, it is never easy to see a peer lose his job and that holds especially true for someone like former Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho, who was sacked yesterday. As detailed by The Daily Express, Kovač sympathized with Mourinho.
I just want to say that I feel sorry about every manager sacking. I can feel him, and my biggest wish is that no manager will be sacked anymore.
Mounrinho and Kovač’s paths cross last summer when Bayern and Manchester United met in a friendly at the Allianz Arena that Die Roten won 1-0 behind a goal from Javi Martinez.
The move assuredly hit a little close to home for Kovač, who has been under fire at times since taking the high-pressure helm in Bavaria. While Kovač has had his ups and downs, the former Eintracht Frankfurt coach finally may be seeing his luck turnaround.
Not only has Bayern improved its play of late, but league leader Borussia Dortmund is finally showing signs of slowing down a bit after dropping a 2-1 decision to Fortuna Düsseldorf on Tuesday.
In yesterday’s press conference, which occurred before Dortmund’s stunning defeat, Kovač emphasized how important the game against RB Leipzig will be to ensuring Bayern continues its ascent up the table.
"We need a dominant and confident performance tomorrow. We know that we are on the way up. Tomorrow we need to bring the same strengths that we showed against Hannover." ⚪#FCBRBL #packmas #FCBayern #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/80P0WTX2XZ— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 18, 2018