Bayern Munich confirm Niko Kovac will succeed Jupp Heynckes as manager
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Bayern Munich confirm Niko Kovac will succeed Jupp Heynckes as manager

  • 3 month ago

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Niko Kovac will take over as the club’s new manager in July.

The 46-year-old former Croatia midfielder will succeed Jupp Heynckes, who was appointed to replace Carlo Ancelotti on an interim basis in September.

“Niko Kovac will be the new coach of FC Bayern from 1 July, 2018,” said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. “We agreed on a three-year contract yesterday.”

Kovac , who won 83 caps for Croatia but was born in Berlin, has been in charge of Eintracht Frankfurt since 2016, having guided them to safety last season by beating Nuremberg in the relegation play-off.