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Niko Kovac

Born: October 15, 1971 (age 46)

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 64 articles about Niko Kovac. Articles 1 to 40:
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
David Wagner watches on during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United on August 20, 2017
Eintracht Frankfurt 'offer David Wagner Bundesliga return'
Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner is linked with a return to Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt.
May 16, 10:26
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Champions League action as holders Real Madrid take on Bayern Munich in the second leg of their semi-final clash in Spain.
May 1, 09:20
Cristiano Ronaldo scores an overhead goal during Real Madrid's 3-0 win at Juventus in the Champions League on April 3, 2018
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Champions League action as Bayern Munich welcome the visit of Real Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final clash.
Apr 24, 12:20
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reacts to Manchester City's opening goal on April 2, 2017
Jupp Heynckes "cannot imagine" Arsene Wenger at another club
Jupp Heynckes suggests that Arsene Wenger should consider retiring from football when he steps down as Arsenal manager in the summer.
Apr 20, 14:14
Jurgen Klopp arrives for the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Jurgen Klopp: 'Bayern Munich move would have been complicated'
Jurgen Klopp reveals that he will take a one-year break from football when he leaves Liverpool, as he opens up on rumoured interest from Bayern Munich.
Apr 20, 13:14
Thomas Tuchel in charge of Borussia Dortmund in 2016
Uli Hoeness: 'Thomas Tuchel turned down Bayern Munich job'
Uli Hoeness confesses that Bayern Munich approached Thomas Tuchel to take over from Jupp Heynckes from next season, but the German coach rejected the offer.
Apr 15, 14:01
Jupp Heynckes pictured in 2011
Jupp Heynckes wants 'off day' for Cristiano Ronaldo in Champions League
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes says that he hopes Cristiano Ronaldo has an 'off day' when the German club meet Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.
Apr 13, 18:51
Jupp Heynckes pictured in 2011
Jupp Heynckes: 'Niko Kovac predestined for Bayern Munich'
Departing Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes says that incoming manager Niko Kovac was always "predesigned" to manage the Bundesliga giants.
Apr 13, 18:28
Jupp Heynckes pictured in 2011
Bayern Munich appoint Niko Kovac as new head coach
Bayern Munich announce that Niko Kovac has been appointed as the club's new head coach, with the Croatian officially replacing Jupp Heynckes on July 1.
Apr 13, 12:40
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
Result: Borussia Dortmund end DFB-Pokal hoodoo with win over Eintracht Frankfurt
Dortmund end a run of three successive DFB-Pokal final defeats by beating Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 to win the trophy at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.
May 27, 20:57
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
Croatia sack manager Niko Kovac
Croatia confirm the dismissal of manager Niko Kovac after their Euro 2016 qualification hopes suffered a blow.
Sep 9, 13:56
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
Niko Kovac slams lacklustre Croatia
Croatia boss Niko Kovac slams his troops for a lack of heart in their Euro 2016 qualifying defeat away to Norway.
Sep 7, 00:44
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
Croatia deducted one point in Euro 2016 qualifying for racist incident
Croatia are deducted one point in Euro 2016 qualifying due to a racist incident involving their supporters.
Jul 23, 16:30
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
On this day: Wayne Rooney runs Croatia ragged
Eleven years ago today, Wayne Rooney scored twice as England recorded a 4-2 win over Croatia at Euro 2004.
Jun 21, 08:00
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
Preview: Croatia vs. Italy
Sports Mole previews the Euro 2016 qualifier between Croatia and Italy.
Jun 10, 19:45
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
Croatia coach Niko Kovac apologises for fans behaviour
Niko Kovac apologises for the behaviour of Croatia fans after Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy was temporarily suspended.
Nov 17, 09:39
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
Niko Kovac slams 'shameful' Croatia fans
Croatia boss Niko Kovac slams the "hooligans" who marred his team's 1-1 draw with Italy by throwing flares on to the field at San Siro.
Nov 17, 01:39
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
Team News: Daniele De Rossi earns 100th Italy cap in Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia
Daniele de Rossi wins his 100th Italy cap against Croatia in their Euro 2016 qualifier at the San Siro.
Nov 16, 19:16
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
Live Commentary: Italy 1-1 Croatia - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of the Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Azerbaijan.
Nov 16, 19:13
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
Italy, Croatia qualifier under threat from flash floods
Croatia manager Niko Kovac says that their Euro 2016 qualifier with Italy could be called off due to a waterlogged pitch at the San Siro.
Nov 15, 17:27
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
Preview: Italy vs. Croatia
Sports Mole previews the Group H Euro 2016 qualifying clash between Italy and Croatia at the San Siro.
Nov 14, 16:08
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
Result: Argentina squeeze past Croatia
Goals from Cristian Ansaldi and Lionel Messi turn it around for Argentina as they beat Croatia 2-1 at Upton Park.
Nov 12, 21:46
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
Nikica Jelavic retires from international football
Hull City's Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic retires from international football with immediate effect.
Oct 11, 15:19
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
Result: Croatia ease past 10-man Malta
Croatia ease past 10-man Malta thanks to goals from Luka Modric and Andrej Kramaric.
Sep 9, 21:41
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
Niko Kovac positive despite Croatia elimination
Croatia coach Niko Kovac insists that his team has enjoyed a positive World Cup despite their early exit from the competition.
Jun 24, 11:41
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
Niko Kovac congratulates Mexico on qualification
Croatia coach Niko Kovac congratulates Mexico on their qualification from Group A alongside Brazil.
Jun 24, 05:57
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
Javier Hernandez praises Rafael Marquez
Mexico and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez praises teammate Rafael Marquez for his performance against Croatia on Monday night.
Jun 24, 02:32
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
Match Analysis: Croatia 1-3 Mexico
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Mexico's 3-1 win over Croatia in Group A this evening as El Tri book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Jun 23, 23:37
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
Live Commentary: Croatia 1-3 Mexico - as it happened
Relive Mexico's 3-1 win over Croatia as they book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup at the expense of their European counterparts.
Jun 23, 20:00

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