Bayern Munich call in media briefing amid Niko Kovac pressure

Reports that Arsene Wenger being lined up as Kovac's replacement

Niko Kovac was appointed Bayern Munich head coach in July
Image: Niko Kovac was appointed Bayern Munich head coach in July

Bayern Munich have called an unexpected press conference for Friday morning amid increasing pressure on head coach Niko Kovac.

Bayern president Uli Hoeness, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic will attend the news conference, set for 11am UK time.

The three key Bayern figureheads do not usually all face the media together, leading to reports the briefing is to address Kovac's future.

Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move to the club, having revealed this week he wants to return to football in January after leaving Arsenal in the summer.

He said he had received "enquiries from all over the world", but despite being "rested and ready to work", added he did not know which club he would make his return with.

Robert Pires became part of Arsene Wenger's backroom staff after retiring as a player 0:36
Robert Pires says Arsene Wenger is a 'great manager' and can't wait to see the former Arsenal boss return to football

Bayern are currently sixth in the Bundesliga, four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Kovac, 47, took charge in July, but heads into Saturday's game against Wolfsburg with the German champions without a win in their last four matches.

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In 11 games, Kovac's Bayern have won seven, drawn twice and lost twice, including a 3-0 home defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach in their last game.

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