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Bayern Munich confirms Niko Kovac will succeed Jupp Heynckes as manager

17 Avril 2018

Outgoing Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes has insisted that looming newcomer Niko Kovac was "predestined" to manage the Bundesliga giants. "Niko played for Bayern, he knows the people in charge and the club's structures and DNA. We are confident that he is the right choice for Bayern's future".

Efforts and strategies are being put in place to see that the club keeps Heynckes' assistant, Peter Hermann and keep Kovac's brother, Robert as assistant coach as well.

The Eintracht handler has been confirmed as the next Bayern Munich manager, and will take over July 1, after signing a three-year deal.

Bobic blasted Bayern on Friday for the timing of its announcement that Frankfurt coach Kovac would be switching to Bayern next season, and for not getting in touch beforehand.

'Kovac generally makes a very positive impression, ' Heynckes said.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich's director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno wants the club to make sure that they win at the Allianz Arena without conceding an away goal, to give them the best chance of making the final in Kiev.

During his playing career, Kovac spent two seasons with Bayern Munich from 2001-03.

Like Bayern past year, Juve were furious and Gianluigi Buffon, who was sent off for protesting in the aftermath of the penalty decision, said: "The team gave its all". The former striker has won the Europe's premier club prize as a coach with both clubs (1998 with Real and 2013 with Bayern). That's why this point in time is not a very fortunate one for us.

Frankfurt can still win a title this season as Kovac's men clash with Schalke in the German Cup semi finals on Wednesday.

"But if anybody thinks this is the easiest draw then I can not help this person - they obviously didn't see both games against Barcelona". Champions League qualification is possible this season after another stellar campaign.

After former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel rejected an offer, announcing he will join a big European club overseas.

Bayern Munich confirms Niko Kovac will succeed Jupp Heynckes as manager