Before Bayern won both the Bundesliga and German Cup titles, Rummenigge was non-committal when pressed on Kovac's future as coach, even warning that "at Bayern Munich, players, management and coaches have to deliver."
The 63-year-old Rummenigge tells Spiegel he "very deliberately polarized in public and tried to provide a counterpoint with my statements. Both the coach and the team were to understand that we hadn't won anything yet."
Kovac has another two years on his contract with Bayern.
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