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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge scoffs at a premature sacking of Niko Kovac

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The Bayern Munich CEO laughed off any rumors that the club was going to fire Niko Kovac.

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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has seen his name associated with being an advocate for a coaching change. That notion, however, was completely denounced by Rummenigge at the Bild 100 Sport Summit today (as captured by AS).

In fact, Rummenigge referred to any reports linking him to wanting Kovac gone as a “a total hoax” and said he was “convinced” that Kovac would retain his position.

It would be crazy to make the future dependent on one game. We [he and Kovac] have no problem with each other — it’s all straightforward. Nobody is questioning that he will be our coach next season. I think that if you coach [like this] in Bavaria in the first year, that is certainly a success. He is a young, relatively inexperienced coach.

Not that Kovac needed a public statement to feel assured of his job standing, but it cannot hurt as the 47-year-old coach leads Bayern against RB Leipzig tomorrow in the DFB-Pokal finale.