REPORT: Monaco Sack Robert Moreno and Set to Appoint Nico Kovac as Manager

Robert Moreno

According to French outlet L’Équipe, AS Monaco have fired head coach Robert Moreno and are set to make ex-Bayern Munich man Niko Kovac their new manager.

Monaco Sack Robert Moreno and Set to Appoint Nico Kovac as Manager

Monaco Sack Moreno

Reports from France suggest that 42-year-old Monaco manager Moreno has been fired by the French club.

The arrival of new Sporting Director Paul Mitchell coupled with the Monaco board’s persistent desire to install a new DNA into the club might be linked to Moreno’s sacking

The decision had been made for several days and was signed off on by owner Dimitri Rybolovlev, Oleg Petrov and Mitchell.

This news comes as a surprise, as Moreno took leadership of the French side barely seven months ago, amassing only 20 games for the French side.

Since his appointment in December, the Spaniard managed a win ratio of 60%, beating Thierry Henry’s 25% and Leonardo Jardim’s 35% in his second stint at the club.

Moreno won 11 games for Les Monégasques, drawing four and losing four in all competitions.

Monaco finished ninth in Ligue 1 after an abrupt end to the season and have now failed to qualify for European competition for the second year running.

Monaco Target Niko Kovač

Kovač has been a free agent since he was sacked by Bayern Munich, after a humbling 5-1 defeat to his former Frankfurt side last year.

It is reported that AS Monaco have contacted him over the vacant spot at the club and are set to make him their new manager.

Style of Play

The ex-Bayern man is a more conventional coach. He operates with a preferred 4-3-3 system, with two centre-backs, four players on the flanks, and one striker.

With an attacking mentality, he has a likeness for high pressing by his players, with his attackers creating chances from the flanks.

In defence, he instructs his defenders to occupy open spaces while quickly falling behind the ball. His full-backs occasionally join the attack, whipping the ball in from deep or cutting the into the box from the byline.

With Kovac set to be Monaco’s fourth manager in two years, the Monaco faithful would hope he is the man to bring success to the Stade Louis II.

 

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