Niko Kovac’s explosive final team talk before he was sacked as Bayern Munich manager has been revealed.
The Bavarian side were hammered 5-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday and Kovac was given the boot.
He gave the squad both barrels for the abject display that ended up costing him his job, saying to Serge Gnabry: ‘You lose the ball too easily!’, according to BILD.
Niko Kovac took aim at a number of his Bayern Munich players before he was sacked
Kovac took a swipe at Serge Gnabry for giving the ball away too frequently on Saturday
The Croatian also took a swipe at Thiago Alcantara for what he perceived as too much diving.
‘You shouldn’t pretend so much’, Kovac declared before turning his attention to Jerome Boateng who had been sent off earlier in the game.
‘You have to be much more clever in the situation,’ he told the central defender.
And Kovac was not impressed with Kingsley Coman’s contribution either, telling the 23-year-old he should compare himself to Thomas Muller who was working harder.
Jerome Boateng was sent off against Eintracht Frankfurt and Kovac criticised him
‘Kingsley, you stand there while Thomas is fighting’, the manager lamented.
He went on to angrily confront the group, saying: ‘You don’t listen! We talk and train these plays, but then you don’t do them during the game.’
Kovac leaves the club after their terrible start to the Bundesliga. They sit in fourth place, four points off Borussia Monchengladbach.
Hansi Flick will take temporary charge as interim manager against Olympiacos on Wednesday before taking on fierce rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho is favourite to take the hot seat in Munich with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag and former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri also in the running.
Kingsley Coman was compared unfavourably to Thomas Muller by the Croatian boss