Monaco is starting from zero again this summer with the arrival of a new coach, Niko Kovac. Appointed at the beginning of July in place of Robert Moreno – who will have played only 13 games with ASM – the Croatian hopes to put the Principality’s club back on the right track.
“I am not a coach who stays off the field and observes, always looking upset. The game is my passion, and without passion you do not achieve anything, he specifies in an interview with The Team. I try to be close, I don’t want the players to be afraid of me. We’re not friends but we have to have a good relationship. “
Especially since the former coach of Bayern Munich intends to register in the long term on the Rock. “I signed a contract for three years, Paul Mitchell (the sports director) for four, it shows that a process is taking place. You can’t do everything overnight. I know that in football, you has no time. But in our case, we have it and we will show that it was the right way to do it. “
A way of doing things which will initially consist in offering more defensive stability to his team, too crumbly behind last season. “I believe in a rule: the scorers win the matches, the defenses win the titles”, continues Kovac.
“I saw that Monaco conceded 44 goals last season, not in 38 matches but in 28 matches … Reims (6th) only took 21. This is a key point that depends on all the players . But we also want to play offensively, with aggression and speed. “