Niko Kovac is no longer the coach of Monaco. Although it is not yet completely official, the Croatian coach has been shown the door of the exit by his leaders. A decision he learned the same day when he will be present at the weekend to lead the meeting of the main team against Quevilly in the Coupe de France.
According to information provided by L’Equipe, Kovac is not surprised by this outcome. However, there would be something. His results at the head of ASM were not that bad. Far from it. He brought the club back to the Champions League and his points average was the best of any technician passed through the Rock.
Indeed, he is not taken seriously insofar as he knew that Paul Mitchell, the sporting director, did not really like him. The relationship between the men has deteriorated especially since a performance director was imposed on the Croatian. A certain James Bunce was in charge of this area for six weeks before being sidelined at the start of the season. This is where a spring broke.
Kovac could revive in Dortmund
Kovac isn’t surprising, but he’s still disappointed. He saw himself for a long time in the Principality and in a living environment that he greatly appreciated. He also demonstrated his skills. Finally, and contrary to what the first rumors suggested after his dismissal, he was appreciated by the players. Several of them took the trouble to call him after hearing the news.
Evicted, Kovac does not however intend to stand idly by. Of course, he will do everything first to recover as much compensation as possible. Then, he is motivated to take up a new challenge immediately. A return to Germany emerges as the best possibility. The former Bayern coach could bounce back to Dortmund’s side. For now, Marco Rose is stationed on the Signal Iduna Park side but his credit is not unlimited and BVB management would have no qualms about firing him, now that they know they have potential. replacement on hand.