By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published: 12:21 GMT, 3 November 2019 | Updated: 14:11 GMT, 3 November 2019
Bayern Munich bosses 'will give Niko Kovac two more matches' before deciding on whether he should continue as their manager.
Kovac is now under intense pressure following a shocking 5-1 Bundesliga defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday after Jerome Boateng was sent off just nine minutes in.
But, according to German newspaper Bild, the Bavarian club's hierarchy will give Kovac Wednesday night's Champions League fixture with Olympiacos and Saturday's 'Klassiker' with Borussia Dortmund to turn the situation around.
Niko Kovac 'has been given two matches to save his job' by Bayern Munich chiefs
Kovac watches his Bayern side crash to a 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday
If he fails, it is expected Kovac will pay the price for the club's poor start to the season in the Bundesliga.
Speculation mounted that Kovac was set to be fired in the wake of the Frankfurt defeat when Bayern cancelled a planned open training session on Sunday morning.
But news of the one-week grace period emerged on Sunday morning with a decision to be made on Kovac's future at the beginning