Bayern Munich CEO Karl – Heinz Rummenigge has warned coach Niko Kovac that he is not safe from the sack, despite Bayern ’ s breathtaking 5 – 0 victory over title rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday .
“ Nobody has a job guarantee at Bayern , that is a guiding principle at the club , ” said Rummenigge in a Sky Sports chat show on Sunday morning .
“ Anyone who can ’ t deal with that pressure is at the wrong club . ”
The pressure on Kovac appeared to evaporate as Bayern regained their perch at the top of the Bundesliga with Saturday ’ s thumping win over Dortmund .
Yet less than 24 hours later , Rummenigge told Sky that Kovac was at fault for Bayern ’ s troubles earlier in the season .
“ In October and November , we tripped ourselves up because the coach decided to rotate an unbelievable amount and that led to unrest in the team , ” said Rummenigge, laying the blame squarely at Kovac ’ s door for a run of form which saw Bayern win just two games in seven last autumn .
“ You can always rotate a bit , ” said Rummenigge, but added that Kovac had done so “ irrespective of players ’ performances ” .
“ There were a few things going in the wrong direction at that time , we had some frank conversations about it and corrected it , ” he said .
But Rummenigge, who is alleged to have favoured Thomas Tuchel over Kovac when Bayern were seeking a new coach last year , admitted that Kovac ’ s task is not an easy one.
“ It has been an incredible ten years for Bayern , we have won doubles and Jupp Heynckes won the treble , ” he said .
“Those are enormous shoes which Niko has to fill. It’ s not easy , especially for a young coach like him . ”