Eintracht Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac during the press conference confirming his appointment as Bayern Munich coach for next season. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Croatian Niko Kovac will succeed Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munich coach next season, agreeing on a three-year contract, the German champions said Friday.The decision, however, in favor of Kovac, marks a turn for success-driven Bayern, who had previously opted for big-name coaches including Champions League winners Heynckes, Louis van Gaal and Pep Guardiola.They take on Bayer Leverkusen in the German Cup semifinal next week.After the end of his playing career Kovac was briefly an assistant coach in Austria.
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