He may have returned to Berlin as well. Her hometown club Hertha BSc was very interested. He is said to want to go to England. The Premier League has always been his dream destination. In fact, Nico Kovac will most likely become VfL Wolfsburg’s new coach from July 1. On Thursday evening the “Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung” reported a decision in favor of the 50-year-old. “Kicker” and “Built” later updated this report with details such as the contract period until June 30, 2025.
Compared to his business and previous training centers (Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern Munich, AS Monaco), Wolfsburg is certainly not a very dazzling option for Kovac. But the unexpected turn of a champion coach for the Bundesliga also shows that the Volkswagen club has a lot to offer an ambitious coach like him. Money flows reliably in this place even in times of epidemic. Training conditions are excellent in the league.
It is no coincidence that the VfL ended their search for a coach faster than their competitors in Augsburg, Mönchengladbach and Schalke. Florian announced his departure from Kohfeldt only last Sunday.
In this case, Kovac’s very straightforward and demanding nature is not considered a flaw in Wolfsburg, unlike Munich and Monaco in particular, but a kind of work profile. After a slump in the game over the past few months, the VfL in particular has been looking for someone with a new thirst for success, a new level of fitness and a tactical identity.
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Cofelt is no longer trusted. His predecessor Mark von Pommel created many problems first. But Kovac told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in an important interview this week: “Every coach gives the maximum, everyone wants to succeed. But my whole life has been very diligent. I took it with me to my coaching job.” You say “You have to take the players with you and motivate them, but you have to put a lot of demand on them and motivate them. This is a good line.”
The former Bundesliga professional of German and Croatian nationality knows his reputation. “You know all the stories: Kovak trained again for two and a half hours,” he said. But they want someone like him in Wolfsburg. The more his name, the more his achievements.
In Wolfsburg, money flows reliably even in times of crisis
Kovac led the Croatian national team to the 2014 World Cup, Eintracht Frankfurt to the 2018 DFB Cup victory and FC Bayern Munich to the 2019 Championship and Cup doubles. Six months later he does not have to leave the German record champions.
In Wolfsburg, he will have to take the VfL back to European competition with young and ambitious newcomers Patrick Wimmer (Arminia Beelfeld) and Jacques Kominski (Lech Bosen). “We want to play for these places again next year,” Florian Kohfeldt said at the start of the month, considering he would be allowed to be a coach. That would now be Nico Kovac’s job.
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