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Kovacic not interested in United despite offer of 60 million euros

Posted Thursday, August 02, 2018 by Marca.com93 hits

It's no secret that Mateo Kovacic is looking to leave Real Madrid, and Jose Mourinho is definitely not hesitating in trying to seal his transfer, Manchester United having made a 60 million euro bid for his services. The Croatian midfielder, however, isn't interested in signing for the Red Devils. Although he hasn't been shy about looking to leave Real, the problem lies in that Kovacic is lo...Full Story »

Mateo Kovacic seeks Real Madrid exit in search of game time

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Skysports.com69 hits

Midfielder in Russia with Croatia at World Cup Mateo Kovacic has revealed he wants to leave Real Madrid this summer and move to a club where he can "play regularly". The 24-year-old midfielder is currently in Russia with Croatia and has featured in both of their opening Group D games - registering one assist. Kovacic has become frustrated by a lack of game time in Madrid - struggling to compe...Full Story »

Kovac prepares Bayern Munich clear out

Posted Saturday, June 02, 2018 by Marca.com156 hits

Bayern Munich are prepared for a summer of change as Niko Kovac begins work in his new role having taken over from Jupp Heynckes, and early reports suggest there could be some big changes. Arturo Vidal, Juan Bernat, Thiago Alacantara and Jerome Boateng are all up for sale, with the Chilean the most urgent departure as his existing contract will expire next summer. The news comes from Bild, w...Full Story »

Criticism of how Bayern went about hiring Niko Kovac is "outrageous", says Uli Hoeness

Posted Monday, April 16, 2018 by squawka.com102 hits

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has defended the nature of Niko Kovac's appointment, after Eintracht Frankfurt's director of football claimed the acquisition was disrespectful. Fredi Bobic accused the Bundesliga champions of leaking the news of their agreement with Kovac prior to Friday's announcement, but Hoeness has since denied the allegations, saying the Bavarian outfit had acted app...Full Story »

Bayern Munich confirm Niko Kovac as next coach, angering Eintracht Frankfurt

Posted Saturday, April 14, 2018 by ESPN88 hits

EPA/ARMANDO BABANI Bayern Munich confirmed Niko Kovac as the club's next manager on Friday but drew sharp criticism from his current employers, Eintracht Frankfurt, for allegedly leaking the news a day earlier. Kovac, a former Croatia midfielder and coach, played for Bayern between 2001 and 2003, winning the Club World Cup in 2001 and a domestic league and cup double in 2003. He will take over...Full Story »

Bayern Munich vs Monchengladbach - Heynckes backs Kovac to succeed at Bayern

Posted Saturday, April 14, 2018 by PA78 hits

Outgoing Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes has given successor Niko Kovac a vote of confidence ahead of Saturday’s game against Borussia Monchengladbach.Former Bayern player Kovac was named on Friday as the man who will take over from interim boss Heynckes in July.The Croatian is currently boss of Eintracht Frankfurt, but will leave that position at the end of the season.“Ko...Full Story »

Bayern Munich select Niko Kovac as next coach

Posted Friday, April 13, 2018 by ESPN99 hits

Eintracht Frankfurt manager Niko Kovac will be the next coach of Bayern Munich, according to multiple reports in Germany. A former Bayern defender, Kovac has long been considered a leading contender to replace interim coach Jupp Heynckes, who plans to retire at the end of the season. And the 46-year-old is now set to take over in July, as first reported by Bild. He will receive a two-year cont...Full Story »

The Real Madrid squad celebrated Kovacic's 100th appearance after the match

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by Marca.com129 hits

Mateo Kovacic came on in the 82nd minute of Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Juventus to make his 100th appearance for the club. After the match, the rest of the players celebrated the feat with the Croatian, who was presented with a special shirt. In his 100 matches he has tasted victory on 73 occasions, has drawn 19 times and has lost just eight games.Full Story »

Nikolay Todorov nets late Queen of the South leveller

Posted Sunday, March 25, 2018 by PA29 hits

Nikolay Todorov came off the bench to net a last-gasp equaliser as Scottish Championship play-off hopefuls Queen of the South salvaged a 3-3 draw against second-placed Livingston. The striker, an 81st-minute substitute, struck at the death to seal a point after Livingston had come from two goals down to lead 3-2. Queens went 2-0 ahead courtesy of goals from Joe Thomson and Lyndon Dykes in the sp...Full Story »

Making waves: Kovacic recovery is on track

Posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Marca.com71 hits

Mateo Kovacic's recovery from a hamstring injury is going well it appears from a video he has uploaded on Twitter. He sustained the problem against APOEL earlier this month which will keep him out of action for about two months and his message that went along with the video read: "patience makes perfect".Full Story »

Liverpool offer to double Mateo Kovacic's Real Madrid wages

Posted Monday, August 28, 2017 by tribalfootball.com161 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic is tempted by an offer from Liverpool, it has been revealed. Kovacic is seriously considering asking away from Madrid this week as he struggles to see a way for himself to secure regular first team football. Diario Sport says Liverpool have been in touch with an offer to double Kovacic's current wages and also guarantee him a start in Jurgen Klopp's midfi...Full Story »

Kovacic and Varane train in the gym

Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by Marca.com80 hits

Real Madrid's squad were out in force at Valdebebas on Tuesday evening, preparing for the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy, however Raphael Varane and Mateo Kovacic trained in the gym. Castilla players Luca Fernandez, Manu Hernando and Alvaro Tejero were also involved in the session, while Jesus Vallejo continued his recovery alone. Light ball work, simple control and passing exercises were a featur...Full Story »

Kovacic switches from No.16 to No.23

Posted Tuesday, August 08, 2017 by Marca.com149 hits

Real Madrid have updated their players' numbers on their official website and Mateo Kovacic traded his former '16' for '23.' The Croatian midfielder's new number was vacant after Danilo's move to Manchester City earlier in the summer. After Kovacic's switch, '16' and '19' remain available for any future acquisitions.Full Story »

Kovacic and Varane were two other crises for Zidane

Posted Sunday, June 25, 2017 by Marca.com132 hits

Zinedine Zidane will face the oncoming crisis with Cristiano Ronaldo with total and absolute normality, just as he did when Mateo Kovacic and Raphael Varane caused him problems. Shortly after Ronaldo went public with a desire to move from Real Madrid, the Frenchman phoned the Portuguese, taking a first step in his attempt to solve the tension created. What is clear is that Zidane also faced...Full Story »

Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt - Kovac hopes Frankfurt's trip at Allianz is not painful

Posted Saturday, March 11, 2017 by PA71 hits

Eintracht Frankfurt manager Niko Kovac has likened playing at Bayern Munich to making a painful trip to the dentist ahead of the sides' meeting at the Allianz Arena. Bundesliga leaders Bayern have not lost at home in the league for more than a year and appear unstoppable in their pursuit of a fifth successive title. Kovac, who spent two years as a Bayern player, admits his sixth-placed team co...Full Story »

Livingston 3 - 0 Albion Rovers FC: Nikolay Todorov double sends Livingston 10 points clear

Posted Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by PA38 hits

Livingston extended their lead in the Ladbrokes Scottish League One table to 10 points with a 3-0 win over Albion Rovers. The hosts took the lead in the 34th minute when Rovers failed to clear their lines from a corner and the ball eventually fell to Nikolay Todorov, who poked home his first goal for the club. Albion were still in the game until the 88th minute when Daniel Mullen doubled Livi'...Full Story »

You just can't boo Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic

Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by ESPN122 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic has defended Cristiano Ronaldo, saying Portugal international does not deserve to be booed by the club's fans. Ronaldo responded to whistles from a section of fans at the Bernabeu stadium by scoring his team's second after the restart in Sunday's 3-0 home victory over Real Sociedad. The 31-year-old, who signed a lucrative contract extension earlier this s...Full Story »

RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt - Niko Kovac targets Eintracht Frankfurt win at Leipzig's home fortress

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2017 by PA60 hits

Niko Kovac insists Eintracht Frankfurt will not sit back as they bid to end Leipzig's unbeaten home record on Saturday. The Bundesliga resumes this weekend after the winter break with both sides aiming to pick up where they left off in the first half of the season. Leipzig are three points behind leaders Bayern Munich in the table after their promotion from the second tier last summer, while F...Full Story »

Fiorentina 2 - 1 US Sassuolo Calcio: Nikola Kalinic brace earns Fiorentina victory against Sassuolo

Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 by PA49 hits

Two classy goals from Nikola Kalinic helped Fiorentina beat Sassuolo 2-1 and reach seventh place. The former Blackburn striker hooked Josip Ilicic's lofted pass beyond Neroverdi goalkeeper Andrea Consigli in the ninth minute at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Then, five minutes before the break, Croatian Kalinic directed a deft back-heel from Federico Chiesa's cross into the bottom corner to set F...Full Story »

Kovac brothers sign new Frankfurt deals

Posted Friday, December 09, 2016 by fourfourtwo.com68 hits

Eintracht Frankfurt have tied down coach Niko Kovac and his brother and assistant boss Robert to new contracts until 2019. The Bundesliga club have acted quickly to secure their coaching duo following their strong start since taking over in March. The Kovac brothers led Frankfurt to safety at the end of last season via a relegation play-off and have overseen a superb opening to this campaign...Full Story »

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