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BREAKING: Niko Kovac to succeed Jupp Heynckes at Bayern Munich

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Kovac, who has been recently rumored to be a candidate to take over Die Roten next season, has apparently been tapped to replace the inimitable Jupp Heynckes.

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Per a Bild report, Bayern Munich has decided on Niko Kovac to replace Jupp Heynckes for the 2018/2019 season. In a move that will surely send some shock waves through the Bayern community, Kovac has apparently gotten the nod to take over the Bundesliga’s most desirable coaching position.

Bild writers Christian Falk and Tobias Altschaffl have both tweeted the news, which is currently behind a paywall, and will be fully revealed in Friday’s edition of Bild.

With so many names bandied about over the past three months, Kovac has been one of the figures that has not garnered as much attention as more high-profile candidates such as Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp, Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann, RB Leipzig’s Ralph Hasenhüttl, or Die Mannschaft coach Joachim Löw. Regardless, taking over for Heynckes would be no easy task for any of the aforementioned candidates.

UPDATE #1: Kicker is also reporting Kovac will take over next season as well.

UPDATE #2: Another heavy hitter, Mark Lovell of ESPN has also confirmed the move.

There are no further details to report at this time, but we will actively monitoring the situation and will provide updates as they are released.

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