ANCELOTTI GIVEN BAY­ERN BACK­ING

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Bay­ern Mu­nich chair­man Karl­Heinz Rum­menigge in­sists the Ger­man side back man­ager Carlo Ancelotti de­spite their Uefa Cham­pi­ons League and Ger­man Cup ex­its in a lit­tle over a week. Af­ter go­ing out of the Cham­pi­ons League 6-3 on ag­gre­gate to Real Madrid, Bay­ern lost 3-2 to Dort­mund in the semi-fi­nals of the Ger­man Cup. The cup de­feat leaves them win­less in their past five games – Bay­ern’s worst streak with­out a vic­tory for 17 years. But Rum­menigge has made it clear he and club pres­i­dent Uli Hoe­ness are back­ing Ancelotti – for now. “Carlo is a very good and ex­pe­ri­enced coach,” Rum­menigge told

Bild. “His con­tract [un­til 2019] is well known and will not be dis­cussed.” Bay­ern are still top and on track to win the Bun­desliga for a fifth suc­ces­sive sea­son. They lead se­cond-placed RB Leipzig by eight points in the stand­ings with four games of the sea­son re­main­ing and are away at Wolfs­burg to­day.

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