Frankfurt extends contract with head coach

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Frankfurt, Dec 9 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt have extended the contracts of head coach Niko Kovac as well his co-assistant Robert Kovac, the German football club said.

The Kovac brothers put pen to paper on a deal until June 2019 as their contracts were due to expire at the end of the season, reports Xinhua news agency.

“We have a coaching staff that works very meticulously and conscientiously,” Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic said on Thursday.

“The contract extension is a great sign as our previous cooperation is characterized by deep trust,” he added.

Niko and Robert Kovac took the helm at Frankfurt after the dismissal of coach Armin Veh in March 2016. They led the relegation-threatened team through the playoffs to ensure another year in Germany’s top flight.

“We have always emphasised that we feel very comfortable in Frankfurt…(the city) has great potential and we will work with full commitment to continue the development of the club,” head coach Niko Kovac said.

Eintracht Frankfurt currently are fifth in the Bundesliga standings. They play against fourth-placed Hoffenheim on Friday.

–IANS

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