Bayern Munich Confirm Kovac As New Coach

Posted April 14, 2018

German champions Bayern went through on a 2-1 aggregate after their first-leg victory in Spain last week for their sixth semi-final in the last seven years.

Liverpool will host Roma at Anfield on Tuesday, April 24 with Real at Bayern on Wednesday, April 25.

Kovac was born and grew up in the working class Berlin suburb of Wedding, the son of a carpenter and a cleaner.

"There is no reason to doubt that I will be the coach of Frankfurt next season", said Kovac, a former coach of the Croatia national team.

Reports began to circulate on Thursday that Bayern had made their decision regarding a successor to Jupp Heynckes, with Kovac said to be lined up.

"To have the opportunity to start a new era at Bayern and to build on the previous successes, to tackle the treble; it's a dream". "In this phase which is extremely important for Eintracht Frankfurt".

"My pulse was racing but I stayed calm, I knew it was decisive", said Ronaldo.

Ronaldo finally got the vital goal they had craved to pile more misery on the Italians, who were beaten 4-1 by Madrid in last season's final in Cardiff. "But different cultures mean different influences and different ways of thinking".

"The top opponent awaits us". Of course you'd love to but it doesn't work like that.

On the threat posed by Ronaldo, the Bayern boss added: "Along with Lionel Messi, he's the best player in the world and I've already talked about him with Toni Kroos".

After the end of his playing career Kovac was briefly an assistant coach in Austria. You need time and patience to grow.

Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic blasted Bayern for not getting in touch beforehand, and for the timing of its announcement.

Kovac, far right, saved Eintracht Frankfurt from relegation in a play-off against Nuremberg in 2016.

However, at current side Frankfurt the tactically astute 46-year-old has forged a reputation as one of the most sought-after coaches in Germany's top-flight - see above video for a more in-depth look at Kovac's Frankfurt - and reaction to the appointment has on the whole been very positive.

Madrid beat a Bayern team coached by Pep Guardiola home and away in the 2014 semifinals, and also won their 2000 semifinal matchup.

For that reason, Heynckes' long-term assistant, and former Fortuna Düsseldorf manager, Peter Hermann, will remain at Bayern to support Kovac, who will also bring his brother Robert and Armin Reutershahn with him as assistant coaches.