Niko Kovac was released in Monaco a year and a half later. Despite millions of investments, the former Bayern coach did not live up to expectations.
Champions League slate 17 points behind Paris Saint-Germain in the standings: French first-division club AS Monaco sacked coach Niko Kovac after frustrating months. Many media reported this unanimously. However, there is no official confirmation yet.
Kovac was “impressed, but not particularly surprised” by the decision, reports the team. Accordingly, there have already been many discussions in the club’s management about the possible dismissal of Kovac in the past few weeks. The result: the coach lost the confidence of the team. Kovac is accused of a “paramilitary” leadership style.
picture And kicker He stated that the actual motive for the dismissal was a disagreement with the leadership. Kovac is said to have not had a good standing with sporting director Paul Mitchell.
Despite millions of investments, the former Bayern coach on the Mediterranean did not live up to expectations and, as happened in November 2020 in Munich, became a victim of failure.
The Croatian contract lasted until 2023, in fact, Kovac had big plans. His goal was to “return Monaco to the top of the Ligue 1 side. We want to make as much as possible here,” Kovac said in July 2020 when it was introduced.
In the first year it was enough to take third place, but in qualifying for the Champions League Monaco failed against Shakhtar Donetsk. The 2017 French champion is currently only sixth.
Monaco coach against Kovac
Dmitriy Ryboloflo, president of the very wealthy club from Russia, is also being reported, according to a report in the newspaper. the team His last altercation was with 50-year-old Kovac.
The eminently bolstered squad, which also includes Kevin Voland, Alexander Noble and European Under-21 champion Ismail Jacobs, has often fallen short of expectations for its flair.
But recently, things have improved again with three wins from four matches, and the defeat in PSG’s first game (0:2) was the only one in the last seven league matches. Monaco is also in the last 16 of the European League.
Tensions with Captain Wissam Ben Yedder?
But that clearly no longer holds true in the cabin either. Lately, there have been tensions between the Berlin-born player and the squad, not least with captain and star striker Wissam Ben Yedder.
With this, Kovac suffered the same fate as in Munich. There he inherited Jupp Heynckes as the DFB Cup winner with Eintracht Frankfurt for the 2018/19 season. In his first year he got the double.
After a disappointing start to the following season and a 1:5 loss to his former employer Frankfurt, Kovac was laid off in Munich at the beginning of November 2019 and replaced by Hansi Flick.
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