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Niko Kovac

Born: October 15, 1971 (age 47)

Height: 5'9.5" (177cm)

Hometown: West Berlin, West Germany
Nationality: Croatia Croatian

Croatia midfielder Niko Kovac celebrates scoring against England on May 21, 2004.
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Career History
International2013-Croatia
Sports Mole has 93 articles about Niko Kovac. Articles 1 to 40:
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson saves from Joel Matip during the Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on February 19, 2019
Live Commentary: Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Liverpool's meeting with Bayern Munich as the European heavyweights played out a goalless draw at Anfield.
19:55
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac pictured on January 18, 2019
Liverpool is the most difficult draw there is, says Bayern boss Kovac
The Croatian remains confident of leaving Anfield with a positive result in the Champions League clash.
Feb 18, 18:45
Bayern Munich players celebrate Kingsley Coman's goal against Augsbury on February 15, 2019
How Bayern Munich could line up against Liverpool
Ahead of Bayern Munich's trip to Liverpool for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could line up.
Feb 17, 15:15
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the opener for his side during their Champions League clash with Red Star Belgrade on October 24, 2018
Preview: Liverpool vs. Bayern Munich - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first leg between Liverpool and Bayern Munich.
Feb 17, 14:37
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac pictured on January 18, 2019
Bayern boss Kovac is not underestimating Bayer Leverkusen
The reigning Bundesliga champions are bidding for an eighth successive league win.
Feb 1, 15:59
Callum Hudson-Odoi after Chelsea's FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday on January 27, 2019.
Bayern Munich abandon pursuit of Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi
Bayern Munich reportedly abandon hope of signing Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi before the transfer deadline.
Jan 31, 15:29
James Rodriguez in action for Bayern Munich on October 6, 2018
Arsenal target James Rodriguez 'wants to leave Bayern Munich'
Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez, who is on loan at the club from Real Madrid and has been linked with Arsenal, reportedly wants to leave the German outfit.
Jan 29, 23:21
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac pictured on January 18, 2019
Niko Kovac hails Bayern Munich's second-half display in Stuttgart win
It was a tough first half for the hosts.
Jan 27, 18:53
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac pictured on January 18, 2019
Kovac: Bayern Munich won't underestimate Stuttgart
Bayern host Die Roten at the Allianz Arena on Sunday.
Jan 26, 12:50
Niko Kovac in charge of Bayern Munich on October 27, 2018
Niko Kovac urges Bayern Munich to keep momentum going
Bayern won five successive matches before the winter break.
Jan 17, 14:06
James Rodriguez in action for Bayern Munich on October 6, 2018
Bayern Munich play down James Rodriguez to Arsenal rumours
Niko Kovacic insists that rumoured Arsenal target James Rodriguez is "highly motivated and focused" at Bayern Munich.
Jan 17, 09:46
James Rodriguez in action for Bayern Munich on October 6, 2018
Arsenal eye James Rodriguez as Mesut Ozil replacement?
Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez is reportedly a transfer target for Arsenal, who are keen to offload Mesut Ozil this month.
Jan 16, 09:05
Callum Hudson-Odoi in action for Chelsea on December 26, 2018
Chelsea's contract talks with Callum Hudson-Odoi break down?
Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi will not be extending his contract at Stamford Bridge and is eager to join Bayern Munich, according to a report.
Jan 14, 18:19
Callum Hudson-Odoi in action for Chelsea on December 26, 2018
Chelsea reject Bayern Munich's £20m offer for Callum Hudson-Odoi?
Bayern Munich are reportedly unsuccessful with their latest offer for young Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is valued at £40m by the Premier League side.
Jan 1, 13:26
Niko Kovac in charge of Bayern Munich on October 27, 2018
Kovac pleased with improving Bayern as champions record fifth successive win
Bayern head into the winter break six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Dec 22, 23:23
Niko Kovac in charge of Bayern Munich on October 27, 2018
Bayern boss Kovac looking to exploit top-two clash
The Croatian returns to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Dec 21, 15:47
Timo Werner in action for RB Leipzig in the Europa League on May 8, 2018
Niko Kovac downplays talk of Timo Werner link as Bayern Munich take on Leipzig
Werner has 10 Bundesliga goals already this term, leaving Bayern wary of the Germany striker ahead of hosting Leipzig on Wednesday.
Dec 18, 18:31
Arsene Wenger picks up an award in Liberia on August 24, 2018
Emmanuel Petit tips Arsene Wenger for imminent return to management
Emmanuel Petit hints that former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will return to management by taking over at Bayern Munich in the near future.
Dec 6, 12:50
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger watches on during a Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town on May 13, 2018
Bayern Munich 'make no contact with Arsene Wenger'
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has received no contact from Bayern Munich regarding the club's managerial position, according to sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
Nov 28, 17:52
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger watches on during a Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town on May 13, 2018
Report: Arsene Wenger holding out for Bayern Munich job
Arsene Wenger is interested in succeeding under-fire Niko Kovac as Bayern Munich manager next year, according to a report.
Nov 27, 17:52
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger watches on during a Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town on May 13, 2018
Bayern Munich 'seriously considering Arsene Wenger appointment'
Bayern Munich are reportedly seriously considering appointing former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as their new manager in place of Niko Kovac.
Nov 26, 13:23
David Alaba in action for Bayern Munich in pre-season on August 7, 2018
How Bayern Munich could line up against Borussia Dortmund
Sports Mole looks at how Bayern Munich could line up in Saturday's Bundesliga clash with Borussia Dortmund.
Nov 8, 12:37
Niko Kovac in charge of Bayern Munich on October 27, 2018
Bayern Munich players 'plotting to get Niko Kovac sacked'
Bayern Munich players Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery, Mats Hummels and Arjen Robben are plotting to get manager Niko Kovac sacked, according to a report.
Nov 5, 23:24
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger watches on during a Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town on May 13, 2018
Arsene Wenger to be named as new Bayern Munich boss?
Bayern Munich cast further doubt over the future of new boss Niko Kovac by calling a press conference amid rumours that Arsene Wenger could take over.
Oct 18, 23:59
David Alaba in action for Bayern Munich in pre-season on August 7, 2018
How Bayern Munich could line up against Wolfsburg
Sports Mole looks at how an out-of-form Bayern Munich could line up in Saturday's Bundesliga clash with Wolfsburg.
Oct 18, 13:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mats Hummels 're-emerges as a target for Manchester United'
Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels may be on his way out of the Allianz Arena in January, with Manchester United reportedly among the sides interested.
Oct 5, 23:28
Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring the third during the German Super Cup game between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich on August 12, 2018
How Bayern Munich could line up against Borussia Monchengladbach
Sports Mole looks at how faltering champions Bayern Munich could line up for Saturday's Bundesliga clash with Borussia Monchengladbach at the Allianz Arena.
Oct 4, 19:04
David Alaba in action for Bayern Munich in pre-season on August 7, 2018
How Bayern Munich could line up against Ajax
Sports Mole looks at how Bayern Munich may line up for Tuesday's Champions League group-stage tie against Ajax.
Oct 1, 21:20
Niko Kovac prowls the touchline during Bayern Munich's pre-season friendly against Paris Saint-Germain
Niko Kovac warns Bayern Munich against underestimating Schalke
The Royal Blues finished as Bundesliga runners-up to Bayern last season.
Sep 21, 19:35
Swansea City's Renato Sanches on April 28, 2018
Fenerbahce want Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches on loan?
Fenerbahce reportedly want Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches on loan before the transfer window closes on Friday.
Aug 27, 14:30
Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring the third during the German Super Cup game between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich on August 12, 2018
Result: Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim in Bundesliga season opener
Bayern Munich get the 2018-19 Bundesliga campaign underway with a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim in Friday's season opener at the Allianz Arena.
Aug 24, 21:36
Niko Kovac prowls the touchline during Bayern Munich's pre-season friendly against Paris Saint-Germain
Live Updates: Bayern Munich vs. Hoffenheim
Sports Mole provides live updates of the 2018-19 Bundesliga opener between champions Bayern Munich and last season's third-placed team Hoffenheim.
Aug 24, 19:25
Jerome Boateng in action for Bayern Munich in pre-season on August 7, 2018
Niko Kovac: 'Jerome Boateng could still leave'
Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac says that central defender Jerome Boateng could still leave the club this summer.
Aug 19, 17:12
Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring the second during the German Super Cup game between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich on August 12, 2018
Result: Robert Lewandowski hat-trick fires Bayern Munich to Super Cup
Robert Lewandowski scores a hat-trick as Bayern Munich thrash Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 to win the DFL Supercup for the third season in a row.
Aug 12, 21:20
Niko Kovac prowls the touchline during Bayern Munich's pre-season friendly against Paris Saint-Germain
Result: Manchester United lose to Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena
Manchester United round off their preparations for the 2018-19 campaign with a 1-0 defeat to German champions Bayern Munich.
Aug 5, 21:06
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva in action on May 9, 2018
Result: Manchester City come from two goals down to defeat Bayern Munich
Manchester City come from two goals down to end their International Champions Cup campaign with a 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida.
Jul 29, 09:12
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League clash with Brighton on May 9, 2018
Pep Guardiola: 'Manchester City pre-season not easy'
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits that his side's pre-season fixtures have not been easy in the absence of many of his first-team stars.
Jul 28, 12:01
Arturo Vidal in action for Bayern Munich on December 2, 2017
Manchester United target Arturo Vidal left out of Bayern Munich pre-season tour
Rumoured Manchester United and Chelsea target Arturo Vidal is left out of Bayern Munich's squad for the pre-season tour of the United States.
Jul 24, 22:40
Swansea City's Renato Sanches on April 28, 2018
Niko Kovac optimistic of Renato Sanches impact at Bayern Munich
Niko Kovac hopes that Bayern Munich youngster Renato Sanches can find his form of old after returning from a disastrous loan spell with Swansea City.
Jul 22, 16:59
Robert Lewandowski in action for Bayern Munich in March 2017
Result: Eintracht Frankfurt stun Bayern Munich in DFB-Pokal final
Eintracht Frankfurt claim their first DFB-Pokal title in 30 years courtesy of a shock 3-1 victory over Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
May 19, 21:05

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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