Nearly nine months after the bitter dismissal in Bayern Munich, the return of Niko Kovac on the football stage is perfect: The Croatian is expected to lead the French first division club AS Monaco as a new Trainer to get back on track. The club confirmed the commitment of the 48-Year-old on Sunday night, Kovac has signed a three-year contract with an Option for a longer cooperation.
Kovac had inherited Jupp Heynckes for the 2018/19 season as a proud DFB-Cup winner with the harmony at Bayern. In his first year he won the Double. After a disappointing Start to the following season and the 1:5 defeat at his former employer, Frankfurt Kovac had been in Munich at the beginning of November to dismiss. His Co-Trainer Hansi Flick, replaced him.
in order To Kovac, the Bayern bosses Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge were already in the obligation divided and had lost the end of his term of office, the confidence of many players, it was then still.
Originally England, Spain and Italy in the game
In the past few months, the former Croatian national team coach had been brought again and again with different clubs in connection. Also at the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and Hertha BSC Kovac was considered as a candidate.
A Comeback to the dugout, he passed before the outbreak of the Corona-crisis in the eye. "I'm going to assume that it will be in the summer, again something I prepare myself," said Kovac at the "Sport und Talk aus dem Hangar-7" in ServusTV at the end of February. As the interesting addresses he called, however, at the time, the leagues in England, Spain and Italy.Updated Date: 19 July 2020, 15:19