Niko Kovac will be the new FC Bayern München head coach from the start of the 2018/19 season. The German record champions and the 46-year-old have agreed a three-year contract from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021. His brother Robert Kovac (44) will join Niko Kovac, who is currently Eintracht Frankfurt head coach, as assistant.
“We’re very delighted we’ve secured the services of Niko Kovac as new FC Bayern head coach,” said sporting director Hasan Salihamidžic. “Niko played for Bayern, he knows the people in charge and the club’s structures and DNA. We’re convinced he’s the right coach for the future of FC Bayern.”
The former Croatia international and Croatia head coach contested 34 Bundesliga matches for FC Bayern from 2001 to 2003, scoring three goals. He and his brother Robert won the Intercontinental Cup in 2001 and the German championship in 2002 with FC Bayern.
Both now return to their former club after coaching Eintracht Frankfurt currently to their best Bundesliga season in years and gaining a reputation of high quality of play of his clubs and teams.