5 Things To Know About Bayern Munich’s New Manager Niko Kovac

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.

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