Niko Kovač managerial candidate

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ElGato

Player Valuation: £8m
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Dieter Hecking agrees.
This guy looks less bond villain - more local Wetherspoons alcoholic, bootcut jeans and a pair of sheaux
 

Evertonthat

Player Valuation: £950k
Conte didn't care about Chelsea and he won them the league. Klopp didn't care about Liverpool when he went there. Why does someone need to have "a connection" to be successful?
They don't, but look at our past managers. The only ones with a real connection to the club actually wont something. I'm rather we didn't go down the 'big name manager' route for another 12-18 months before sacking them, rinse repeat. That's my opinion anyhow. I'm sure Kovac would be better than some who've been linked to the job.
 

Zeitgeist

Player Valuation: £25m
I just don't see him as an Everton manager, I can't see him being able to get our cowardly squad riled up every week. As much as i'd like him to come in and give it a go, can't see it working
 

Sassy Colombian

Member: Team PoP
No poll, just thought we seem to have a thread for every single candidate out there, might as well have one for the best possible candidate for the job.

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Kovač started his managerial career at Red Bull Salzburg, a club owned by Red Bull that is known to have a distinct style of play that incorporates a high pressing system

Kovac was first introduced to the limelight when he was at Eintracht Frankfurt. One of Kovac’ apparent strengths at Eintracht has been his ability to set a reliable defensive tactic, a backline that’s movable, but still structured. It all begins with five defenders. Now most will say "5 doesn't work here" and maybe they are correct. But we had an awful manager who had no idea how to defend which, oddly enough, was meant to be his forte.

In attack, Kovac’ Eintracht uses a 2-3-5 where the wing backs have become wingers, ready to cross the ball into a flurry of big players. Behind these five, sit two more attacking midfielders who are ready to pick up loose balls.

Movement is pivotal in attack for Frankfurt. While one of the two strikers can afford to be a tad stale, the other one have to be in constant motion to keep things stirred up in the box. Ante Rebic is an expert at this as he tends to challenge defenders even though he’s way off receiving the ball. This does create space for his peers in better positions to receive the ball in a dangerous position. Rebic’ role in Eintrach’s system is similar to the one Thomas Müller had at Bayern. He creates space through clever movement and often gets on the scoresheet as well through that very movement.

After leaving Bayern after a cup double, Kovac moved to Monaco. Throughout the season, Kovač has used multiple formations like 4-3-3, 4-4-1-1, 4-2-3-1, 4-4-2, and 3-4-3, the latter two being the most significant ones. Having said that, Monaco plays with specific principles regardless of the formation.

Kovač puts a lot of emphasis on the positional play during all the phases of the game. Naturally, he likes his teams to play out from the back in the first phase. The buildup shape has adequate width and depth as the players look to occupy all the vertical and horizontal lanes. Besides, they ensure numerical superiority in their half which aids a swift buildup and vertical progression.

Kovač looks to force the opposition to stay central while ensuring a free man on either flank through which his team would progress from the first phase. This involves the creation of width and numerical superiority in the defensive half, which is achieved through the positional rotations of the players. Primarily, one of the centre-backs pushes wide and one of the half-space attackers drops deep, as shown in the following figure.


He's relatively young at 50 so could be here for quite awhile. Also as @Sassy Colombian can attest, quite a handsome gent. Fonseca eat your heart out.
Oh my, I had forgotten how handsome Kovac is. So many great reasons for him to become our next manager, after Duncan has his chance of course.
 

JimmyK

Player Valuation: £8m
Does anyone really know much about him like how his teams play or what his main selling points are or do people just want him because he's different and won some trophies? Thats not a rhetorical question I mean it can anyone tell me why he'd be a good manager for us because I'd love there to be someone on the list that seems like a good choice. The big downside just looking at his record and nothing else is that he hasn't stayed in a job for long anywhere and I think we need the next manager to be here at least 3 or 4 years or we'll never get out of this cycle.
 

riddick

Player Valuation: £70m
Does anyone really know much about him like how his teams play or what his main selling points are or do people just want him because he's different and won some trophies? Thats not a rhetorical question I mean it can anyone tell me why he'd be a good manager for us because I'd love there to be someone on the list that seems like a good choice. The big downside just looking at his record and nothing else is that he hasn't stayed in a job for long anywhere and I think we need the next manager to be here at least 3 or 4 years or we'll never get out of this cycle.
I have a mate who is a huge Frankfurt supporter he said Kovac was absolutely the best manager they've had in years. The work he did there was absolutely fantastic. the reason why he didn't stay there long is because he went to bayern. Stayed of Bayern for about 18 months one of them the league and the cup then the players got sick of them because it's Bayern and their players are tits. Then went to Monaco did well in the first year and got sacked at Christmas because of a power struggle behind the scenes between the director of football and him. He's an excellent manager there's no reason for us not to be all in on him.
 
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