Former Croatia captain and coach, Niko Kovac -a Croat himself- has been named the new manager of the German champions Bayern Munich.
The 46-year-old Kovac, had been in charge of Eintracht Frankfurt since March 2016 but after Bayern named him the FC’s new coach, he will replace Jupp Heynckes. He will officially be in charge of the team from July 1st, and his contract is for three years.
Croatia Week reports that “His brother Robert Kovač (44) will join Niko Kovač, who is currently Eintracht Frankfurt head coach, as assistant.”
As for the team’s sporting director, Hasan Salihamidžić he said: “We’re very delighted we’ve secured the services of Niko Kovač as new FC Bayern head coach. Niko played for Bayern, he knows the people in charge and the club’s structures and DNA. We’re convinced he’s the right coach for the future of FC Bayern.”
The experienced former player and Croatia’s head coach was in 34 Bundesliga matches with FC Bayern between the years 2001 and 2003, and had scored three goals.
“He and his brother Robert won the Intercontinental Cup in 2001 and the German championship in 2002 with FC Bayern”, Croatia Week reads…. / IBNA