Thiago Alcantara has dismissed rumours linking former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane with the Bayern Munich job, GOAL reports.
Bayern are on a run of four matches without a win in any competition under new boss Niko Kovac who was appointed head coach in the summer.
The Bundesliga giants and reigning champions sit sixth in the table after seven games after suffering a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
With pressure now mounting on Kovac, Zidane is now being linked as a potential replacement for the Croat.
However Thiago has spoken to Cadena Ser to deny the rumours.
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 achieves nothing.
Despite Bayern making a relatively strong start to the season, Thiago still believes there is room for improvement.
We started the season well, winning convincingly our first official seven games.
After the [September] international break, we returned, and the team was a bit tired.
We go out looking to get a result, but we concede after 10 minutes and then it’s like a bad nightmare, you think ‘s*** not again’ and after that, it all goes badly.
From then on, you are in recovery mode. We need to be calm in order to return to be what we were. After all, only two weeks have passed.
We have this beautiful tradition at Bayern that we all get together with our families after the game in a room and celebrate the wins. That is why it hurts a lot more when we lose.
We want to recover those nice feelings, not just for us players, but for the fans and our families. On the pitch we are competitive animals that want to always win.