Five managers who can replace Niko Kovac at BayernLast updated on Nov 04, 2019, 07:27 pm
The football world got a shock when Niko Kovac was sacked by Bayern Munich.
The decision was taken by the club management post a string of poor performances by Bayern as they lurk on the fourth spot of the Bundesliga table.
While Hans Flick takes charge as the interim manager, the search for Kovac's replacement is underway, as we analyze a few possible replacements.
A champion Italian among the favorites
While there are a number of potential replacements for Kovac, former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri looks the favorite for the role.
Having won six Serie A titles in his managerial tenure, besides being UEFA Champions League runner-up on two occasions, he has the ingredients to become a successful manager at Bayern.
Known for his tactical intelligence and winning ability, Bayern would fancy him.
The once best in the world can be a bet
If not Allegri, the next best option for Bayern could be the legendary Portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho.
A serial trophy winner, he has had quite some success with teams like Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Manchester United.
He is also famous for his tactical prowess, game management, along with his knack for adaptability as per the situation.
Not a bad option.
A high-profile Frenchman with a wealth of experience
Now, this might sound weird, but yes, Arsene Wenger could be a good bet.
While he has hardly managed any big club, outside Premier League, he can certainly be a great choice, given the kind of success he scripted at Arsenal.
Although he has the ability to assemble a great team, aged 70, not sure if he would agree for a full-time role.
A Spaniard with a great edge
Julen Lopetegui did not enjoy the best of time at Real Madrid.
However, he is proving his doubters wrong as his team, Sevilla are on the fifth spot, a point behind leaders Barcelona.
Having been previously targeted by Bayern, they could again be tempted to go after him, as an offer from a former European champion would be hard to turn down.
An Argentine with a great man-management skills
This is also one realistic option for Bayern.
While Mauricio Pochettino's current club Tottenham Hotspur might have been the runners-up in the UCL last season, they have been shaky this season, as they lurk on the 11th spot in the Premier League.
With his future looking uncertain at London, a move could be real this time.