HomeBundesligaKovac returns to Bundesliga as Wolfsburg coach

Kovac returns to Bundesliga as Wolfsburg coach

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Europa League – Group B – AS Monaco v Real Sociedad – Stade Louis II, Monaco – November 25, 2021 AS Monaco coach Niko Kovac celebrates after the match REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

(Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg named former Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac as their new coach on a three-year contract on Tuesday, bringing the Croatian back to the Bundesliga after three years away.

The 50-year-old replaces Florian Kohfeldt, who left Wolfsburg last week after guiding the team to a 12th-place finish in the league.

Kovac, who has been out of work since being sacked by Monaco in January, managed Eintracht Frankfurt before spending a year and a half at Bayern.

“He stands for consistent and success-oriented work and I am convinced that the team will bear his signature in the years to come,” Wolfsburg managing director Joerg Schmadtke said.

(Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Editing by Hugh Lawson)