Bundesliga return: Ex-Bayern coach Niko Kovac becomes head coach in Wolfsburg
Created: 05/19/2022Updated: 05/19/2022 7:23 p.m
By: Antonio Jose Riether
Niko Kovac is apparently the new Wolfsburg coach.
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Niko Kovac is back in the Bundesliga.
After his release in Munich in November 2019, he worked in Monaco, and in future he will be in charge of VFL Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg – The former Bayern coach Niko Kovac will be on the sidelines again in the Bundesliga next season.
As the Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung reports, citing members of the club's supervisory board, the 50-year-old is due to switch to VfL Wolfsburg in the summer.
The Lower Saxony recently released their previous coach Florian Kohfeldt
Born: October 15, 1971
Place of birth: Berlin
Previous positions as a coach: Croatia, Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Bayern, AS Monaco
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As the Wolfsburger Nachrichten want to know, Kovac should get a contract with VfL until 2025, so the commitment of the new coach will be officially announced on Friday.
On Thursday evening, apparently, only the final details had to be clarified with the native of Berlin, who was high on the Wolves' list of candidates.
At first it was not clear whether the former Croatian national coach wanted to return to Germany.
Apparently Kovac preferred a move to the English Premier League, but now he is apparently coming back to Germany, where he has already had some successes.
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The Croatian sensationally won the DFB Cup in the final against FC Bayern Munich with Eintracht Frankfurt in 2018, only to win the double the following season as coach of Munich.
In his second year in Munich, however, he had to leave the Gut in November 2019 and joined the French first division club AS Monaco, which he coached until last turn of the year.
VfL Wolfsburg has had an eventful season.
It was not until October 2021 that the club released Autostadt coach Mark van Bommel, who was ninth with the Wolves.
But even under Kohfeldt there was not the consistency hoped for, Wolfsburg ended the season in a disappointing 12th place in the table and missed the European starting places by far.