As expected since the day before, AS Monaco has decided to dismiss Niko Kovac, his trainer since July 2020.
The revelations of The team, Wednesday, on the serious internal crisisAS Monaco left little doubt about Niko Kovac’s future. We then learned that the leaders of the club owned by Dmitri Rybolovlev were no longer satisfied with the work of the German-Croatian coach, the latter having lost the support of a good part of the locker room and in particular of the captain. Wissam Ben Yedder. They notified him of his sidelining this Thursday afternoon, in the wake of a training session, as indicated by RMC.
Arrived in July 2020, after the ousting of young Spanish technician Robert Moreno, Kovac, who passed through Frankfurt and Bayern, was chosen by sports director Paul Mitchell, former head of recruitment in Leipzig. The former midfielder took a few months to impose his ideas from the Bundesliga, including installing a double system, a 4-4-2 in the defensive phase turning into 3-2-4-1 with the rise of Caio Henrique on the left wing.
In addition to the cruel elimination in the Champions League play-offs against Shakhtar, last August, Kovac is accused of not having advanced certain players bankables (Benoît Badiashile, Caio Henrique, Youssouf Fofana and even Aurélien Tchouaméni, yet become French international) and to have had an approach too cautious during the shocks of Ligue 1 (for defeats against PSG, OM and OL). The next coach will have to make his players shine to sell them at the best prices.
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