It is no longer news that Kiko Kovac has been chosen by Bayern to replace departing Jupp Heynckes after admirable work at Eintraht Frankfurt. Here are three things you need to know about the new supremo.
1. German Croatian
Kovac was born to Croatian Immigrants from Bosnia-Herzegovina.
2. Playing Career
Kovac chosen to represent the Croatia rather than Germany. He won 83 caps, representing the country in France ’98, Uefa Euro 2008 he went on to captained his side at the 2008 FIFA World Cup hosted by Germany.
3. Coaching Career
He was appointed Salzburg assistant coach after hanging his boot in 2009 a year after the FIFA World Cup tournament. He headed the Croatian U21 before been promoted to the senior team, charged with the responsibility to qualify his country for 2014 FIFA World Cup with a play off game against Iceland which he came out successful.
He joined Einchraht Frankfurt 2017 and just recently led The Eagles to an impressive 3-1 victory over Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich in DFB Pokal Cup final to secure the title.