New Bayern Munich coach, Niko Kovac says he expects Robert Lewandowski to stay with the club as he is excited working with him.
Kovac, who was announced as the replacement for the now retired Jupp Heynckes, comes in after leading Eintracht Frankfurt to a German cup final win over his current employers last May.
The Bayern boss said he spoke with his new star striker, telling him about how much he admires his talent while also outlining his plans for the club next season.
Even though Lewandowski is said to be seeking a new challenge, his agent Pini Zahavi publicly stated his client’s desire to leave the German Bundesliga to play for one of the other top teams in Europe.
Kovac, who also played for and coached Croatia also said in his introduction press conference today that he is looking forward to working with German defender Jerome Boateng.
The defender was also believed to be disgruntled with life at Bayern, but according to SZ in Munich, he has decided to put faith in his new coach after speaking to his half-brother Kevin Prince Boateng.
When asked about the Boatengs, Kovac said:
“They are both great blokes. I worked with Kevin at Frankfurt and I am excited about working with Jerome.”
Kovac held his first Bayern preseason training session on Monday, with majority of World Cup international stars still absent on holiday.