Nothing will ever really prepare you for taking the hot seat at Bayern Munich and in many ways a new manager will learn as they go. That’s all well and good and only to be expected when you consider the enormity of the job at hand. Unfortunately for any new Bayern boss, the Bavarian faithful are used to success and a healthy amount of it at that. Time is not always a luxury that is afforded as the paying crowd that fills up the Allianz Arena want to see their team rip the opposition in half.
Simply put, any new Bayern Munich manager has to hit the ground running in order to keep their job. Carlo Ancelotti is a prime example that time is not on your side at Bayern Munich when the results go against you. Five months after leading Bayern to a fifth consecutive league title Ancelotti was given his marching orders after a rocky start to the 2017-18 season.
At the time, Bayern Munich were only three points off top spot but after a rampant Paris Saint-Germain side ran riot at the Parc des Princes to win 3-0 in a Champions League fixture, it was all over for the Italian. New boss Niko Kovac will have that in the back of his mind as he will be judged on results both at home and abroad when the season starts in August.
When Bayern appointed Kovac it took a few by surprise and if the Bayern chiefs are honest, they will tell you that the Croatian was probably their second choice. Thomas Tuchel was the man they were after to replace Heynckes but the German turned Bayern down for PSG instead.
Former Bayern’s coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld “I am totally convinced by Niko Kovac, he is the right man for FC Bayern. He is a strong personality and has always been a leader who has taken responsibility and shared his opinion. I believe he will have much success with Bayern.”
— Bayern mania (@Bayern_mania) July 18, 2018
The passionate Bayern fans will always back a new manager but at the back of their minds, they will know that Kovac wasn’t the intended target and that may sway the support against him if the season gets off to the wrong start.
That said, even if you were second in line to take over at Bayern Munich, you are still one of the best and most coveted managers around the world. These are all the new pressures Kovac will have to put up with as he begins trying to win the fans over but he has all the skills needed to succeed and is incredibly astute when it comes to implementing tactics and outfoxing his opposition number.
Kovac’s journey at Bayern will be intriguing for football fans around the world as the Croatian try’s to leave his mark on one of the biggest global footballing teams. Punters wishing to follow Bayern’s progress in the Champions League under their new man Kovac can do so with Infogol as these football analysts provide the best football tips and detailed coverage of Europe’s showcase event. It is around continental Europe where Kovac will be judged harshest and that will ultimately decide how long he stays with the German champions.
— Home Bayern (@HomeBayern___) July 13, 2018
For so long, Bayern have been Germany’s premier team and when they embark on the 2018-19 campaign they will be out to win their seventh Bundesliga title in a row. It has been a golden era for the Bavarians and domination like this hasn’t ever been seen before in Germany’s top flight.
Nothing lasts forever though and if there was ever going to be a time when Bayern’s title winning streak came to an end you would think the 2018-19 season would be it after a change in personnel at the top. Niko Kovac has come in at a time when there is a lot more to lose than gain given all the success that has gone before him.