Jose Mourinho: Schweinsteiger confirms Portuguese boss' interest in Bayern Munich's managerial job

Jose Mourinho: Schweinsteiger confirms Portuguese boss' interest in Bayern Munich's managerial job

- Jose Mourinho is among top managers considered for Bayern Munich coaching job

- The Portuguese is expected to replace Niko Kovac who was sacked last weekend

- Mourinho has been out of job since December 2018 after he was sacked by Manchester United

Former Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has revealed that his former boss Jose Mourinho has always shown interests in managing Bayern Munich.

The German League champions are currently coach-less following the sack of Niko Kovac after losing 5-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt in a league game last weekend.

Kovac was appointed head coach by the Bavarians in 2018 after Jupp Heynckes decided to step down as the club manager.

He however guided the Allianz Arena outfit to a double - winning the league title as well as the German Cup competition.

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But, the club management was not happy after their disappointing defeat to seventh place Frankfurt after last Saturday's defeat.

Meanwhile, Mourinho, who was fired by Man United last December has been heavily linked with the Bayern's top job having turned down a number of coaching jobs in the last few months.

It would be recalled that Schweinsteiger played under Mourinho at Old Trafford and he believes his former boss would be the right manager to take over at the club.

"I can imagine Mourinho in Germany," he told Deutsche Welle.

"I remember he was always asking me about Bayern and the Bundesliga. During our away games, there was always Bundesliga on TV.

"He really knew every single player, even from the smaller teams. He was also learning German."

Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said after relieving Kovac of his duty that: "The performance of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was need for action.

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"Uli Hoeness, Hasan Salihamidžić and I have had an open and serious conversation with Niko on this basis on Sunday, with the consensual result that Niko is no longer coach of FC Bayern.

"We all regret this development. I would like to thank Niko Kovac on behalf of FC Bayern for his work, especially for winning the Doubles last season."

Current Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is another manager considered for the top job having worked as Bayern Munich II boss.

Sky Sports Germany reports that Bayern have already made initial contact with the Dutchman, but he won't be allowed to leave Amsterdam until next summer.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Jose Mourinho is being considered as Unai Emery's replacement after Portuguese manager was spotted dinning and wining with top Arsenal chief Raul Sanllehi.

Mourinho has been out of work since being axed at United in December 2018, and is currently said to be keen on replacing Unai Emery at the Emirates.

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Emery has been under immense pressure in recent weeks, with the UK Times claiming the tactician at Arsenal is almost up.

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Source: Legit.ng

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