Bayern Munich boss fears Real Madrid's dominance in the Champions League

Niko Kovac has been appointed the new Bayern Munich boss according to reports in Germany

Niko Kovac has been appointed the new Bayern Munich boss according to reports in Germany

On the other side, Bayern can focus on its tie without much distraction, having wrapped up its sixth straight Bundesliga title last week.

He was able to steer Eintracht Frankfurt to fifth in Bundesliga standings, challenging for a UEFA Champions League place.

Here are three winners and three losers.

And Rodriguez is looking forward to lining up against Real in the Champions League last four. But his role at the club could take a positive turn under Kovac next season.

Ahead of the game, Bayern's Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky that Bayern had not leaked any information, but repeatedly avoided answering questions about when Bayern first approached Kovac.

Jupp Heynckes is anticipating a "gigantic fixture" when Bayern Munich face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.

"But we made a decision to let them know as soon as possible, now they have more time to get a new coach".

However, veteran coach Jupp Heynckes, who came out of retirement to lead Bayern, will not extend his stay, hence the need for the club to find a replacement.

'He told us that he had already decided.

Injured when Croatia finished third at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, the Berlin-born 46-year-old went to win the double of Bundesliga and DFB Cup with Bayern in 2003, and James has little doubt about the coach's ability to swell both of their trophy cabinets.

Without doubt the biggest losers of the managerial appointment, Eintracht Frankfurt have lost a promising manager that had transformed the club in a two-year spell.

James was introduced at the start of the second half and played his part in Thiago's goal.

In recent weeks, Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann's name has been thrown into the hat for the Bayern Munich job, especially following Thomas Tuchel turning the role down.

Rummenigge also defended Bayern, adding: "I have to say that, from our point of view, there are no irritations".

"If possible, the dream is to do something else with my life by the time I turn 40 or 50, something that's away from the football pitch". With Real looking vulnerable despite Ronaldo's extraordinary performances, Bayern has a chance to provide their coach with the flawless send-off - and even provide a little bit more romance.

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