Germany's preeminent footballing publication and the local Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung are now both reporting that Niko Kovac will be unveiled as VfL Wolfsburg's new trainer shortly.
|Niko Kovac.||Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0|
Niko Kovac heads back to Germany to coach his third Bundesliga side. German footballing magazine Kicker and the Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung are now both reporting that Wolfsburg's search for a new head-coach is now officially over.
Kovac, the winner of one Bundesliga title (with Bayern) and two domestic cups (with Bayern and Eintracht Frankfurt) will take the reins at Germany's green company team.
Both sources report that the 50-year-old will sign a deal good through 2025. Kovac was apparently convinced to take the job by old teammate Jörg Schmadtke. The soon-to-depart WOB sporting CEO played together with Kovac at Bayer Leverkusen in the late 1990s.
Kovac had been touted for EPL coaching jobs since parting company with AS Monaco this past December. The German-born Croatian international apparently wished to return to his roots in the Bundesrepublik after all.