The former Bayern Munich coach flies high on his arrival in France and showed his yearning for a glorious campaign like the 2016/17 season.
Niko Kovac is eager to return to Monaco to the top of the Ligue 1, a position that he came to enjoy with his title in the 2016/17 campaign but that he could not maintain from his difficulties in recent seasons.
The Croatian-German strategist became a substitute for Robert Moreno on the Principality squad, who finished ninth in the postponed 2019/20 course of the French tournament.
After that consecration three years ago, the Monegasque team struggled not to descend to Segunda and only in the last campaign could a rebound be seen. Anyway, in the club they opted for a change of helmsman.
“It was a surprise, it was very fast. So that is the reason why I am only speaking in English and not in French,” said the coach who left Bayern Munich last November after an intermittent walk in the German champion.
In explaining his decision to take office, the Berlin-born expressed: “The reason is very easy. Monaco is a great, great club, with great tradition and in recent years it has not been as successful as they expect here. Our objective is to return AS Monaco to the top of Ligue 1 “.
About the stamp that he can print with a view to his first official match, scheduled for a month from Reims (August 23) for the first date of the Gallic contest, Kovac said: “Each coach has his own philosophy, his own thinking about football. In the past I played or worked in clubs like (Eintracht) Frankfurt or Bayern Munich. It is a different style in Frankfurt, it is another team in Munich … We have to adapt, we have to have an overview of the team or from the players, then we can choose the right tactics that we think can help the team. “
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