The German led Bayern to a sixth consecutive league title but that was not going to stop him from calling his managerial career to an end again, with Bayern finally announcing his replacement.
Hoeness was particularly angered by suggestions that Bayern intentionally leaked the news of Kovac's appointment to the press.
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Hoeness responded after Bayern's 5-1 rout of Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday, telling Sky TV, "We deliberately didn't say anything about it yesterday because we found the comments of Fredi Bobic to be quite outrageous. I hope that's a good omen". "Obviously the timing of this announcement is inconvenient". They've somehow managed to win seven games, draw one and lose two on their road to qualifying for the semi-finals of the Champions League, where they face Bayern Munich.
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"I have good memories of our treble season".
At Frankfurt, Kovac has utilised a target man in Sebastien Haller, who has eight goals so far, to spearhead his attack in their quest for Champions League football.
That was the season in which the German club won the treble under Heynckes and the head coach hopes the fact they have the first leg at home, just as they did in 2013, is a positive sign.
After former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel rejected an offer, announcing he will join a big European club overseas. The top four teams qualify for next season's Champions League group stage.
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These rumours were pushed by Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge who, at the end of March, claimed Tuchel had turned down Bayern due to already agreeing a deal with "another club".
The Croat, who had also coached his country at the last World Cup in Brazil, had impressed by helping Frankfurt survive relegation in 2016 before leading them to contention for a European slot for next season.
Leverkusen stay fourth in the Bundesliga, now five points ahead of their opponents as well as Hoffenheim, who moved above Frankfurt on goal difference after first-half goals from Serge Gnabry and Adam Szalai gave them a 2-0 win against struggling Hamburg.
Outgoing coach Jupp Heynckes warned the rest of the Bundesliga that the champions will not let up in their efforts during the rest of the season.
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Kovac's brother Robert, also a former Bayern player, will join him from Frankfurt as his assistant.