It is most likely that Bayern Munich may be opting in for a coach take will manage the team come next season and the club has its eyes on Niko Kovac of Eintracht Frankfurt. It was reported by Kicker Magazine that to initiate and trigger a release of the said coach from his already existing contract, Bayern will pay €2.2million ($2.7 million).
The Croatian has a contract that is to last through June 2019 with Frankfurt but there is a compromising release clause made available to Bayern Munich and two other clubs from the Club.
It was said by Kicker Magazine that the 46-year-old coach told the sporting director of Frankfort (Fredi Bobic) of his intentions to move to Bayern. This was disclosed to Bobic on Thursday, though his deal with Bayern Munich was sealed two weeks ago.
Despite relative inexperience after a stint in charge of Croatia, Kovac saved Frankfurt from relegation after taking over in March 2016 and led it to the German Cup final the following season. Champions League qualification is possible this season after another stellar campaign. Frankfurt has a German Cup semifinal match against Schalke next week. (Fox Sports)
Kovac is expected to take over from Jupp Heynckes, the 72-year-old retiree who came in to fill the vacuum last year October and has vehemently refused to continue with the Club after this season. All attempts to persuade the oldie into staying have proven futile.
When Bayern was still trying to Convince Heyneckes to stay, the club was also in talks with former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel but he told the club that while they were trying to convince Heyneckes to stay, he signed up to take charge of another team.
Prior to this time, Karl-Heinz, chairman of Bayern Munich said the club will likely announce the next coach that will succeed the 72-year-old before the month of April elapses.
Efforts and strategies are being put in place to see that the club keeps Heynckes’ assistant, Peter Hermann and keep Kovac’s brother, Robert as assistant coach as well.