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Bayern president hits back at Frankfurt over Kovac signing

Bayern president hits back at Frankfurt over Kovac signing”

The former Real Madrid coach went on to say "I hope Ronaldo does not have a good day".

The 46-year-old will start a three-year contract with Bayern from July 1.

However, the story had already made the headlines the evening before in Germany, and Eintracht sporting director Fredi Bobic accused Bayern of leaking the news, a move he called "annoying, unprofessional and lacking respect". Both of us and Hasan [Salihamidzic] have tried for a very, very long time to persuade Jupp. Hoeness was particularly angered by suggestions that Bayern intentionally leaked the news of Kovac's appointment to the press.

A further twist is that both clubs are owned by Bostonians: John W. Henry's Fenway Sports Group is the parent company of Liverpool and the Boston Red Sox while Roma's James Pallotta has also a minority share of the Boston Celtics.

It was a thinly-veiled attack on Bayern, who reportedly paid a fee of 2.2 million euros ($2.7 million) to trigger a release clause in Kovac's Frankfurt contract.

"If anybody think this is the easiest draw then I can not help this person; they obviously didn't see both games against Barcelona", he said.

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness hit back at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, calling criticism over the hiring of Niko Kovac "rather outrageous". "That's how it happened", Kovac said. "Not of Eintracht Frankfurt".

While the Los Blancos have struggled to find wins in the La Liga this season, their Champions League form has been impeccable despite their struggles.

Frankfurt also has a German Cup semifinal match against Schalke next week.

After being overlooked for the RB Salzburg job in 2012, having coached the reserve team, Kovac took over as national team boss for his native Croatia.

"The coach keeps the team together brilliantly".

'When we realised in a final, final conversation that he was not doing it, we were talking to the coach, who was free, Thomas Tuchel.

Earlier, Bobic labeled Bayern's announcement as "extremely questionable and disrespectful" and accused Hoeness of approaching Kovac at a birthday event.

Nevertheless, Heyncke's men still have the chance to round off the season with more than just one title, as Bayern meet Bayer Leverkusen in the German Cup before they host Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on April 25.



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