It is a surprise, in the sense that the results have been improving in recent weeks. But the strict accounting record was obviously not enough for the leaders of AS Monaco, who have decided to separate from coach Niko Kovac, announces the Team. The Croatian was warned on Thursday that he was no longer responsible for the first team, a necessary step before the breach of contract.
Methods that ended up boring
Kovac arrived on the Monegasque bench in the summer of 2020, replacing Robert Moreno. His first season was successful, with a third place in Ligue 1 and a noticeable attacking style of play. Things have been more complicated since the start of this season, marked by an elimination in the preliminary round of the Champions League and some big hiccups in the league.
The lack of progress of the team was fatal for him, explains the Team, as his bossy management of the locker room, which began to tire of his methods. Kovac leaves – all the same – the club in sixth place in L1 (two points from the podium) and qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League.