Thiago Alcantara has brushed aside speculation Zinedine Zidane is being lined up to replace under-pressure Niko Kovac.
Zidane, who left Real Madrid at the end of last season after guiding them to their third straight Champions League title, is reportedly a potential replacement for Kovac at Bayern if they dismiss him following a run of four league games without a win.
Asked about the possibility of seeing Zidane at Bayern, Alcantara, in his sixth season at the Allianz Arena, told Cadena Ser radio: “It’s just rumours. Rumours are rumours. Fortunately, there are many veteran players at Bayern and we know how to deal with this.
“We try to work in order to change this situation and move forward. We have to work with what we have now. Speculating on the future serves for nothing.”
Kovac won his first seven matches in charge, but a run of four games without a victory and just two goals against Augsburg, Hertha Berlin, Ajax and Borussia Monchengladbach has left him under pressure.
Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to Gladbach dropped Bayern to sixth in the Bundesliga, four points adrift of league leaders Borussia Dortmund.