Monaco look to a former Spurs and Southampton scout for stability

22 July 2020 02:56
Paul Mitchell and Niko Kovac are the latest characters to step into Monaco’s casino. Will they provide success?By Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAnd so the tumult continues at AS Monaco. Robert Moreno was replaced by Niko Kovac over the weekend, having been in charge for just seven months and 13 matches. Kovac’s track record is unconvincing. He won the DFB Pokal with Eintracht Frankfurt in 2018, but stumbled badly with Croatia and had a mixed experience at Bayern Munich. The bigger question, though, is how have Monaco ended up appointing a fourth manager in less than two years – and will it work?A few years ago Monaco achieved the seemingly perfect balance of remaining competitive on the pitch while also bossing the transfer market. Having enjoyed success under Leonardo Jardim with a side built around young players such as Anthony Martial, Bernardo Silva, Thomas Lemar and Fabinho, the club changed their transfer strategy and, subsequently, the team’s results. Related: Football quiz: how much do you know about Ligue 1? Related: The joy of going to football matches with your grandpa and his friends Continue readingreadfullarticle

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