Niko Kovac repays Bayern’s trust

When Jupp Heynkes finished his final season at Bayern as interim coach in the 2017/2018 campaign, the German giants surprised everybody by appointing a young and relatively inexperienced coach in Niko Kovac. The Croatian, an ex-Bayern player, had impressed at Frankfurt and won the DFB Pokal (German Cup), but at that time it looked like a risky appointment. See also: Brighton’s Hughton sack nonsensical The skepticism … Continue reading Niko Kovac repays Bayern’s trust

Finality of Low’s decision disrespectful

Joachim Low, Germany’s head coach, announced this week that three of his senior players, who coincidentally were instrumental in the 2014 World Cup triumph, would no longer be eligible for selection. See also: France 2-1 Germany: Lessons Learnt Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller and Mat Hummels, all Bayern Munich players, were forced to retire from their national team at an age where players reach their peak. While … Continue reading Finality of Low’s decision disrespectful

The Champions League draw !

Manchester United v PSG*: This one could quickly turn ugly for Manchester United, especially if they do not fix their leaky defence. PSG are clear favorites. The second leg at home even gives them a slight advantage. There’s still time until February so maybe United can surprise the French champions. Will that be with or without Mourinho? Only time will tell. See also: Ronaldo’s Excellence in … Continue reading The Champions League draw !