Niko Kovac has an ‘advantage’ over the other candidates for the Everton job; his success with Frankfurt and Bayern Munich.
That’s according to BILD, who look at the manager today as his name is linked to the vacant managerial position at Goodison Park.
Everton are on the hunt for Rafa Benitez’s replacement after sacking him last week, and a list of names have emerged among the frontrunners in the last few days.
Kovac is among them, with Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Roberto Martinez also in contention, according to reports in England.
Two of those are currently in jobs, with Rooney working miracles at Derby County and Martinez planning for the World Cup with Belgium.
Kovac and Lampard are free, though, with the former looking ‘for a new task’ after leaving Monaco before the end of last year.
That was down to the club’s management being ‘dissatisfied’ with the development of the team under Kovac, who had also reportedly angered the players with a ‘military tone’.
While that works against him, BILD state there is a ‘good chance’ of him being hired, and that’s because he has one major ‘advantage’ over the competition; his work elsewhere.
Unlike the others, Kovac has won trophies, with a DFB Cup success while at Frankfurt in 2018 and league and cup double at Bayern Munich the following year.
His competitors do ‘not yet have any titles to their name’, and that means it is ‘advantage Kovac’ in the race. Whether Everton owner Farhad Moshiri thinks the same remains to be seen.