Niko Kovač to be Highest Paid Croatian Coach Ever?

Daniela Rogulj

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Kovač’s salary at Bayern Munich would surpass that of Slaven Bilić, former manager of West Ham, who earned a million euro less at the English club. 

Niko Kovač will become the new coach of Bayern Munich on July 1, 2018, and German media has claimed that he has signed a rich contract with the Bundesliga club, according to which he will become the highest paid Croatian coach in Europe of all time – and maybe among some of the highest paid coaches in the world, reports on April 15, 2018. 

The Croatian coach should supposedly earn between five and six million euro, given that Heynckes was paid about a million euro, Ancelotti earned 12 million a year, and Pep Guardiola was paid up to 17 million!

Kovač would thus overcome the salary of Slaven Bilić who earned four million euro a year at West Ham, and he could possibly earn more than Zoran Mamić at Al Ain or Branko Ivanković at Persepolis F.C. When other coaches in Europe are concerned, Kovač would be equal to the two-time European champion Zidane, who is paid 5 million a year at Real Madrid. Simeone is paid just two million more at Atletico Madrid, while Jose Mourinho (14.5 million euro) and Pep Guardiola (20 million euro) earn the most. 

Since we became aware of Bayern’s new coach earlier this week, the former Croatia footballer and national team coach has found himself under pressure from media and fans who called his move unprofessional since he was coming to the end of the season with Eintracht.

In his defense was the young coach of Hoffenheim, Julian Naggelsman, who has long spoken in favor of one of the leading candidates for the grand Bavarian club.

“I do not see why anyone condemns this move. To condemn it is to put it in this position! There are no coaches who would not want to go to Bayern. Just as in any other profession, if you are offered a better salary and better working conditions, of course, you accept,” said the coach of Croatian footballer Andrej Kramarić. 

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