Will ex-Bayern coach Niko Kovac become a fireman?

Worries about relegation at Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach have increased in recent weeks. Speculations about a dismissal of Gladbach head coach Adi Hütter have long since picked up speed after the lead over a direct relegation zone is only four points. Now even an ex-coach of FC Bayern is being traded as a successor.

As can be seen from a recent report by the “image“, the twelfth place in the table is currently working on an emergency plan should Gladbach also lose the six-point duel against Arminia Bielefeld (February 5) and FC Augsburg (February 12).

In this case, Adi Hütter could no longer be held as a coach and would reportedly be kicked out.

Then Niko Kovac could come on the scene and start the rescue job in Gladbach. In the 2018/2019 season, the 50-year-old led FC Bayern to a double from the German Championship and DFB Cup. After his sacking in November 2019, he was hired by French Ligue 1 representatives AS Monaco, where he was employed until the winter break.

Hertha BSC also has Kovac on the list

According to the newspaper report, the Gladbachers shouldn’t take too much time if they actually want to install the ex-professional as Hütter’s successor. Kovac is said to have received several inquiries immediately after his release in Monaco.

There are said to have been offers from the Bundesliga as well as from other European countries and from two national associations. From Germany, Hertha BSC in particular is said to have signaled interest in the Croatian – but only for the coming season.

If Gladbach now has a concrete offer in between, the former Hertha player could still switch to the Fohlenelf. Until recently, however, it was reported that Kovac only wanted to start a coaching job again for the new 2022/2023 season.


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