The war of words between the clubs rumbled on in the aftermatch of Bayern's 5-1 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday evening, with Uli Hoeness taking umbrage at comments made by Frankfurt's director of sport Fredi Bobic.
"It's not so simple, I have to admit", Kovac said. With Real looking vulnerable despite Ronaldo's extraordinary performances, Bayern has a chance to provide their coach with the flawless send-off - and even provide a little bit more romance.
However, the story had already made the headlines the evening before in Germany, and Eintracht sporting director Fredi Bobic accused Bayern of leaking the news, a move he called "annoying, unprofessional and lacking respect".
"Niko was a Bayern player, he knows the people in charge as well as the structure and the club's DNA".
"Secondly, we thought for a long time about when we should tell the Frankfurters". "We acted very professionally because we took advantage of a loophole in Niko Kovac's contract - which he had inserted himself". "We will have news in the next days", Salihamidzic said.
It was a thinly-veiled attack on Bayern, who reportedly paid a fee of 2.2 million euros ($2.7 million) to trigger a release clause in Kovac's Frankfurt contract.
"He's a young coach and he has done well at Eintracht Frankfurt", enthused the Colombian, who top-scored at the 2014 World Cup with six goals.
Eintracht Frankfurt boss Kovac, 46, will take over the reins from interim manager Heynckes at the end of this season, it was announced on Friday.
The Spanish giants have owned the tournament in recent years, becoming the first club in history to win it in its modern format in back-to-back seasons last year. The siblings played together at global level, as well as at Bayern. In addition, they travel to Schalke in the German cup, and would go up against Bayern in the final if both sides win their semifinals.
The Bavarians wrapped up a sixth successive league title last weekend while they also secured a spot in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals this week.