President Bayern Munich Uli Hoeness revealed that Niko Kovac was only the third candidate for the Bavarian giant bench, the German media reported.
“It was a long lasting quest. We have long urged Juppe Heynckes to stay, but when we finally realized that he did not want to work anymore, we turned to Thomas Tuchel, he refused us, told us he had already signed a contract with another club. We were not shocked, even though we had several conversations. A few days later, Hasan Salihamidzic and I held a meeting, and we decided to try to hire Kovac, which eventually happened, “said Hoeness.
Let’s recall, the current Eintracht coach from Frankfurt in the new season will be coach of Bayern with whom he has agreed three years of cooperation, the German club announced on Friday on its official website.
Kovache will also be assisted by his brother Robert, who also works in Eintracht.
“We are extremely excited to have been able to hire Kovac as the new head coach of Bayern,” sports director of German football giant Salihamidzic said on Friday.