Bayern Munich announces Niko Kovac as new coach

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Niko Kovac will be Bayern Munich’s new coach by the start of July, the club has confirmed. 

The 46-year-old former Croatia midfielder will succeed Jupp Heynckes, who was appointed to replace Carlo Ancelotti on an interim basis in September.

Niko Kovac will be the new coach of FC Bayern from 1 July, 2018,” said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. “We agreed to a three-year contract yesterday.”

Kovac, who won 83 caps for Croatia but was born in Berlin, has been in charge of Eintracht Frankfurt since 2016.

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