Backflip! Kovac is not Klinsmann’s successor


Backflip! Niko Kovac won’t be a new expert at RTL for the international matches of the German national team. That learned SPORT1 from an exclusive source.

Previously, the Sports buzzer According to its own information, the former FC Bayern coach will succeed Jürgen Klinsmann from the next DFB games in the coming autumn and will provide his assessments of the performance of the team of national coach Joachim Löw.

Kovac not to RTL because of Monaco

How SPORT1 know, that was originally planned.

After Kovac was hired as a coach at French Ligue 1 club AS Monaco almost two weeks ago, he declined the TV job.

On Saturday evening he made his debut as a coach against the former club Eintracht Frankfurt as coach of the Monegassen (Eintracht Frankfurt – AS Monaco from 5:55 p.m. LIVE on TV on SPORT1).

In any case, Kovac would have brought the necessary background for his job at the Cologne private broadcaster: Before his jobs in Frankfurt (2016 to 2018) and in Bavaria (2018 to November 2019), the football teacher was practically a direct colleague of Löw, had from 2013 to 2015 oversees the Croatian national team as national coach.

Separation from Klinsmann to Hertha-Aus

RTL had split up with Klinsmann in February, like SPORT1 had reported exclusively at that time. This was preceded not least by the mud fight between the former Hertha BSC coach and the Berliners.

Klinsmann and the broadcaster were already in a contractless state at the time after the 56-year-old’s contract expired on December 31, 2019.

A 22-page protocol made public was one of the decisive factors in the separation: Klinsmann evaluated each individual Hertha player in terms of current performance and possible “added value” for the future. Manager Michael Preetz also got his fat off.


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