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Is there an internal crisis brewing at Bayern Munich?

Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich have endured a disaster of a season, and it has opened up a Pandora’s box at the Alliance Arena. As per reports in Germany, players are turning against their coach Niko Kovac and the club is having a tough time trying to control the escalating crisis.

Bayern who won the last six consecutive Bundesliga titles are currently reeling at fifth this season. Kovac’s men have failed to win any of their previous three league matches thus putting rivals Borrusia Dortmund in the pole position to run away with the title this season, considering they already have a 9 point lead over the Bavarians.

Bayern were known to be one of the most dominating teams in the world, with their attacking style of play; however this season they are a shadow of themselves. Poor tactics and inaccurate passing has seen them struggle on several occasions.Following the 3-3 draw at home against Fortuna Duesseldorf, the players were called for a meeting with club president Uli Hoeness, and it was brought to his notice that they are not backing their manager.

“The talk was about four who are allegedly against me. But there was no talk at all about those who are on my side. It is clear there are many of them in the team.” Kovac told reporters after the 5-1 win over Benfica.

Bayern can take heart from their 5-1 win over Benfica in the Champions League, but Kovac has time and again blamed a lack of focus and is now walking a tightrope. A slip up at Werder Bremen this weekend should see Kovac sacked, thus raising the question – will his players back him or plot his sacking?

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