Former Bayern boss Kovac to coach Wolfsburg

Former Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac was named as Wolfsburg’s new boss on Tuesday, the Bundesliga club announced.

It will be the Croatian’s third role in the German Bundesliga, having previously led Eintracht Frankfurt from 2016 to 2018.

Kovac departed Ligue 1 club Monaco at the conclusion of last season.

“I grew up in the Bundesliga. I’m eager and inspired to begin another great chapter with the Wolves “Kovac made the announcement in a statement.

Croatia was again guided by Kovac to the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 when they were ousted in the group round.

He won the German league and cup double with Bayern in 2019, after defeating the Bavarian giants in the German Cup the previous season with Frankfurt.

But his Bayern reign ended in November 2019 after an embarrassing 5-1 loss to Eintracht.

As a player, Kovac made 240 appearances in the Bundesliga during spells at Hertha Berlin, Bayern, Bayer Leverkusen, and Hamburg.

Kovac has signed a contract until 2025.

“The team has enormous potential and the conditions are there for optimal and successful work,” the 50-year-old added.

He replaces Florian Kohfeldt, who was sacked earlier this month after Wolfsburg finished 12th in the Bundesliga.

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