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Bayern have reached out to Zidane

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München are said to have contacted Zinedine Zidane who is seen as a potential alternative to Niko Kovac.

Zinedine Zidane (left).
Zinedine Zidane (left).Photo: Антон Зайцев/Soccer.ru/CC-by-SA 3.0

Four games in a row without a win and two Bundesliga straight Bundesliga defeats without scoring. That's the harsh realities for Bayern München after the 0-3 defeat at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the weekend.

Despite the recent slump, Bayern München president Uli Hoeness has said that head coach Niko Kovac has his full support.

However, something is said to be happening behind the scenes. According to Express.de, Bayern have recently made contact to the former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane who is seen as a possible successor for Kovac.

Reportedly, Bayern also reached out to Zidane in the summer, but ultimately, the Bavarians chose to hire Kovac instead as they preferred a German-speaking coach who knows the club.

Bayern are unlikely to convince Zidane to return to coaching before next summer, though, as he's currently taking a year off.

"He has decided to take a year off. He will not take a new job until then," Zidane's agent, Alain Migliaccio, told the French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche on Sunday.

Zidane, 46, was hired as Real Madrid coach in January 2016 and parted company with the club at the end of last season.

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