Niko Kovac is the new coach of Bayern Munich, reports the usually well-entered Bild on Thursday. The 46-year-old Croatian is now the coach of Eintracht Frankfurt.
At Bayern follows Kovac, the 72-year-old Jupp Heynckes, who Bayern last Saturday in his fourth term to the national championship led and Wednesday with the club in the semi-finals of the Champions League achieved.
Former midfielder Kovac came in as a player for many years for Hertha BSC but played between 2001 and 2003 also in the shirt of Bayern. The 83-fold Croatian international was also under contract with Bayer Leverkusen, Hamburger SV and RB Salzburg.
Kovac began his trainerscarrière at the highest level five years ago as coach of his homeland, where he in the summer of 2016 to his job in Frankfurt began.
The club of among others, Jetro Willems, Jonathan de Guzman and former FC Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller is under the guidance of Kovac working on an excellent season in the Bundesliga. Frankfurt is busy with five speelrondes to go to the fifth place and can still rise.
If Kovac is indeed appointed at Bayern, the Croatian next season is very likely to Arjen Robben under his wing. Bild reported earlier on Thursday that the 34-year-old attacker his expiring contract with a season lengthens.
Also Franck Ribéry could one more year for Bayern to come true. The Frenchman (35), which since 2007 for German club plays, would like Robben to hear have gotten that he is this season in less playing time should count.
‘Robben extends expiring contract at Bayern Munich, with a year’
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