AS Monaco appoint Niko Kovac
AS Monaco have announced that they have appointed Niko Kovac as their new manager, replacing Roberto Moreno, who leaves the club just seven months after he was appointed.
Kovac has signed a three-year contract with the club, and his first game will be at home against Reims on August 23.
Kovac is the latest manager trusted by Monaco to try and lead them back to European football once again, after several managers were unsuccessful in getting the club back in Europe.
Monaco have struggled in their last two seasons, finishing 17th in 2018/19 and 9th in 2019/20, with the latter ending prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kovac struggled during his time at Bayern Munich this season, from man-management all the way to tactics.
Monaco have constantly found it difficult to establish any sort of form this season, getting just 40 points from the 28 games that they played in Ligue 1.
Vice president Oleg Petrov said that "This season marks the start of a new chapter for AS Monaco, with a defined sporting plan in line with the club's objectives."
Adding to this, Petrov also said that "Niko is recognised for his work both for the national team and his work in club environments, in the development of young talent, the management of experienced players and the ability to achieve very good results. I'm convinced that his experience and personality will help us achieve our goals."
New Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell added that "Niko represents the highest level of experience both as a former player and head coach", with "His energy, his way of working and his vision of the game" making him the best candidate for the job.