Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger sent a message to Bayern Munich urging the German giants to stick with manager Niko Kovac despite the club’s recent struggles.
The Croatian took charge of the Bavarians after success with Eintracht Frankfurt but has hit a difficult patch with no wins in four having lost 3-0 at home to Borussia Monchengladbach last time out.
While speculation has increased about his future, Wenger insists Bayern ‘always come back’ and should keep faith in the manager who they only appointed in the summer.
“I’m surprised, like all Germans, but not worried. They always come back. Bayern had a bad phase,” he said on Saturday. But for me, two things are important: That they now remain stable with Kovač and that the self-confidence is rebuilt within the club. Then there will be a strong Bayern team again.”
“There is so much stress in this profession today that the solidarity between the trainers is very, very important. In Germany, they also have very young coaches. Trainers who have good facilities to become very great coaches. That’s why it’s so important that they find support when things are not going so well.”
Bayern Munich will be facing Wolfsburg on Saturday.