Monaco appoint Niko Kovac as new manager

AS Monaco have appointed Niko Kovac as their new manager. The club sacked Roberto Moreno earlier on Sunday and they have now confirmed that Kovac has taken control at the Ligue 1 club. The 48-year-old has signed a three year contract with Monaco.

It is not a big surprise Kovac has been appointed as the Croatian has been linked with the job for several days. Moreno was sacked on Sunday due to Monaco’s poor league position. The club finished in ninth position on the table and Morena only managed to win 12 points from 9 games since taking over from Leonardo Jardim.

Monaco will be the third club for Kovac after he worked with Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich. Between 2013 and 2015 he also worked as the coach of the Croatia national team. Kovac, who enjoyed a playing career at clubs like Hertha Berlin, Bayer Leverkusen, Hamburger SV and Bayern, started his managerial career in 2009 as a youth coach at Red Bull Salzburg.