Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Frankfurt's Kovac To Succeed Heynckes As Bayern Coach

Frankfurt's Kovac To Succeed Heynckes As Bayern Coach

With Bayern Munich announcing that their manager next season is to be Niko Kovac, who will succeed Jupp Heynckes, the news has upset the manager's current club greatly.

Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said, "we lost to Real previous year and meant to do better this time".

Head coach Niko Kovac of Frankfurt gestures during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and 1.

"Niko played for Bayern, he knows the people in charge and the club's structures and DNA. We are convinced he is the right coach for the future of Bayern".

Kovac will be joined at Bayern by his younger brother Robert as assistant coach.

Kovac, who won the 2002/03 league and cup double as a Bayern player, was appointed Eintracht Frankfurt in March 2016.

Yes, in the social media-driven world that we now live in, where team's compete to unveil new signings in the most weird ways imaginable, the German league have went back to basics with this portrait of Kovac.

Frankfurt also has a German Cup semifinal match against Schalke next week.

Former German global Lothar Matthaeus regards Bayern as the favorite against Real as "they have developed an unbreakable team spirit and are determined to win the trophy".

Bayern clinched a sixth successive Bundesliga last weekend and were on Friday drawn against Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The elder Kovac was also coach of the Croatian team with his brother as assistant manager.

Bayern have been desperately hunting a replacement for Heynckes, who came out of retirement temporarily when Carlo Ancelotti was sacked in October after a series of poor results.

The Bavarian powerhouse has won a record six straight Bundesliga titles and may yet secure a league, German Cup and Champions League treble in Heynckes' last season.

Can you imagine a better scenario for Ronaldo than for Madrid to go through the Champions League knocking out the champions in three different leagues on the way to the title, with Ronaldo doing fantastic things all along the way? "I was really impressed", he said.

Spanish outlet Don Balon, known for their bold claims, say the forward has warned Ronaldo that one Bayern star in particular is desperate to beat Los Blancos. And he worked with a lot of different personalities and nationalities at Frankfurt.

He turned out to be a bargain buy, purchased by Liverpool for £38 million ($54 million) a month before Brazil's Neymar went for 222 million euros ($273 million) to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona.

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