The decision was made Thursday in favor of the 50-year-old, according to local newspapers referring to Werksclub’s oversight committee. It was said that there were only final details that needed to be clarified with the Croatian. According to “Wolfsburger Nachrichten”, Kovac will receive the contract until 2025, so the confirmation will be announced on Friday.
Goa is said to have topped the list of candidates for the 2009 champion. His straightforward and very decent work style fits perfectly with the Wolfsburg profile. It was not immediately clear if he would like to return to the Bundesliga. He is said to want to go to the English Premier League. No official statement has yet been received from VfL regarding the coach’s staff.
Kovac last cared for AS Monaco for a year and a half. A native of Berlin, he was relieved of his duties at the French League 1 club earlier this year.
Goa has a lot of Bundesliga experience
The Bundesliga will not be a new territory for Goa, but Wolfsburg will be his third coaching post after Germany’s Bell Edge Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Bayern Munich. The 50-year-old also coached the Croatian national team for two years. He gained a lot of experience as a player in the Bundesliga. Kovac Herta competed in 241 First Division matches for BSc, Bayer Leverkusen, Hamburger SV and Bayern.
His dedication will surprise outsiders. The rumor spread a few days after that After Kohfeldt left last Sunday, Matthias Jaisal (RB Salzburg), Thomas Reyes (VfL Bochum), Daniel Fark or former VfL coach Bruno Lappadia (both without a club) were trading as successor candidates.