AS Monaco are pleased to announce the arrival of Niko Kovac as head coach. The Croatian has signed on a 3 year contract with an option to extend.
After a full career as a professional player that has led him to play two World Cups with Croatia (2002 and 2006) and two European Championships (2004 and 2008), Niko Kovac coached the Croatian U-21 team and was the head coach of the Croatian national team between 2013 and 2015, steering Croatia to qualification for the 2014 World Cup.
A beaten finalist in 2017, he won the 2018 German Cup as head coach of Eintracht Frankfurt, thirty years after the German club’s last major trophy. That same season, he managed to qualify the club for the European Cup, after helping the club turn its fortunes around in 2016.
Hired by Bayern Munich in the wake of his success in Frankfurt, he recorded a resounding German Cup – Bundesliga – Super Cup treble in the 2018-19 season, winning 45 of 65 games in his time in Bavaria.
Niko Kovac will lead his first training session this Monday at the La Turbie Training Centre. Continue reading