Four senior Bayern Munich players wants to ensure that manager Niko Kovac is sacked, according to a report.
The Croation coach takes over the reigning Bundesliga Champions and has endured a difficult campaign so far with the Allianz Arena outfit with Saturday's 1-1 home draw against Freiburg leaving them third in the title race and four points off leaders and arch-rival Borussia Dortmund.
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Bayern had won each of their four games prior to the weekend result, but another four-game run without a win in September and October began to pile the pressure on Kovac.
According to German publication Kicker now claims that Thomas Muller leads the gangs which include Franck Ribery, Mats Hummels and Arjen Robben to see the Bavarian boss get booted after tired with his methods and style.
The influential quartet are
understood to be particularly upset with Kovac's rotation policy, which has seen Robben play the full 90 minutes just five times this season and resulted in Muller's wife publicly criticising the manager on Instagram.
Bayern host AEK Athens in the Champions League on Wednesday night looking to end what is now a four-match winless streak at the Allianz Arena.