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Niko Kovac replaces Robert Moreno at AS Monaco

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Robert Moreno has been relieved of his duties just seven months after taking on the managerial hotseat at AS Monaco from Leonardo Jardim.

AS Monaco had hoped Robert Moreno would change their fortunes. However, the former Spain boss failed to mark an upturn in their Ligue 1 form.

The principality club finished 9th in the coronavirus interrupted French top flight season and decided to part company with Moreno. He will be replaced by former Bayern Munich coach, Niko Kovac.

Moreno would have hoped for a longer period to be judged upon but will have to find employment elsewhere.

Meanwhile, Monaco continue their managerial merry go round that now sees Kovac assume the manager’s mantle.

Monaco vice-president, Oleg Petrov, shared that Kovac’s appointment is in line with their principles and help them achieve ambitions.

“Our paths are separating earlier than expected but I would like to thank Robert Moreno for accepting the challenge,’ Petrov said in a statement.

‘With his staff, Robert did his utmost to improve the team, with enthusiasm and dedication. I wish him the best for the future.’

‘We are very happy to welcome Niko Kovac to the Club,’ he added in a later statement. ‘This season marks the start of a new chapter for AS Monaco, with a defined sporting plan in line with the club’s objectives.

‘This direction will be embodied by Niko as coach. Niko is recognized for his work both for the national team and his work in club environments, in the development of young talent, the management of experienced players and the ability to achieve very good results.

“I’m convinced that his experience and personality will help us achieve our goals.”