5 Things To Know About Bayern Munich’s New Manager Niko Kovac
Niko Kovac has been chosen by Bayern Munich to lead the club in search of a seventh straight Bundesliga title, with his admirable work at Eintracht Frankfurt convincing the record German champions he is the man for the job.
Here are 5 things to know about the Croatian
1 – A Berlin boy – Niko was raised in the Berlin suburb of Wedding where he learned to play football at an early age
2 – Rummenigge disciple – A boyhood fan of Bayern and idol Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Kovac had a poster of his future boss on his wall as a child.
3 – He was finally signed by Bayern in 2001 after spending a combination of 8 years with both Leverkusen and Hambuger SV
4 – Humility – Kovac knows what it means to win – he played for Bayern after all.
5 – A fan of wingers – Kovac’s preferred 3-5-2 system at Frankfurt is enough to indicate that the coach enjoys playing with wide men.