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Louis van Gaal looks down on Saturday.
BAYERN LOSS LEAVES RUMMENIGGE 'GROGGY'
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisted he would not make a knee-jerk decision over the future of coach Louis van Gaal following the 3-1 Bundesliga defeat by Hannover.
The Dutchman's position is hanging by a thread following a third straight defeat which Rummenigge described as the "lowest point" of the club's season.
The loss followed last weekend's league defeat to Dortmund and came just days after they were knocked out of the DFB-Pokal by Schalke.
"We have had a catastrophic eight days," Rummenigge, who admitted on Sky after the game he felt "groggy", told the club website.
"Against Dortmund our football was in parts okay, against Schalke you could at least see a reaction for one half, but how we played was absolutely the lowest point of the season. I have to say that clearly and plainly.
"We came here in order to win, but this defeat and above all the manner of it hurts. We are all disappointed about the game and the result, but we have all been around long enough to know that after such a game we first have to spend the night mulling it over.
"No one will probably be able to sleep, but at least we have to analyse calmly what we now can and have to do to stop the rot.
"Bayern are at the moment in a situation which causes us a lot of concern."
The defeat leaves the defending champions 19 points behind leaders Dortmund and with their work cut out even to qualify for the Champions League.
Van Gaal said he was not about to resign.
"I have always felt the backing of my board and it is up to them to decide whether I still have this backing," he said.
"Of course everybody here is disappointed. The last time I had such a difficult phase was when I was coach in Barcelona.
"In the space of 10 days, we have thrown a lot away and of course the pressure increases."