Ivica Olic defends Niko Kovac at Bayern Munich

April 23, 2019
By: Daniel Orme

Former Croatia striker Ivica Olic has defended current Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac.

The boss of the German giants has come in for criticism this season despite the team currently sitting top of the Bundesliga table. The Bavarians only won six out of their opening eight league games and were some way off the pace in the title race.

However, Olic, who turned out for Croatia alongside Kovac, has backed his former teammate to win the title in his first season with the club.

Talking to Sport1, he said: “Niko is a great man and a great coach. I played with him for 10 years and he always was like a coach on the pitch. He sees everything wrong and tries to correct it. Dortmund might be in good form now but I’m sure Niko will win the title”

Kovac was only appointed last summer as he replaced Jupp Heynckes at the Allianz Arena.

Despite being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League in the first knockout round by Liverpool, Bayern could still finish the season with a domestic double. They are in the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal and top the Bundesliga.

They are at odds of 1/5 with Paddy Power to win their sixth consecutive German title whilst closest rivals Borussia Dortmund can be backed at 3/1.

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