Kristina Kovac is the beautiful wife of Croatian professional football manager and former player Niko Kovac who is currently the manager of Ligue 1 club Monaco.
Niko was born in Berlin-Wedding to his parents Mate and Ivka, Croatian immigrants from SFR Yugoslavia.
He had a stunning playing career. With 83 appearances, he scored 14 goals for Croatia and captained Croatia national team at the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008.
Married to her primary school sweetheart
Kristina met her future–husband Niko while they were studying at primary school. The couple walked down the aisle in the year 1999 in Berlin.
Niko was in his playing career at the time of their marriage. From their union, the couple gave birth to their daughter Laura.
Laura is in her teenage and is currently pursuing her studies in Salzburg. Kristina and her daughter live a very private life.
Her husband is a complete family man
Kristina is a lucky wife to have a husband who prioritizes family. For Kovac, his family and trips out to the sea are the sources of his relaxation.
He believes that it is essential to have a family you can rely upon and go to, and everyone has to get that back.
He confessed to being in two WhatsApp groups, out of which one is with his small family, which includes his wife and daughter.
He has given the group name "Little family group." The other group is with his players. He also tries to instill family values in his players.
The meaning of his surname
Kovac, in an interview, revealed the translated meaning of his surname to be a blacksmith, a craftsman in Slavic language. He admitted to working hard all his life.
How Kovac transformed the clubs, he managed?
After retiring from an incredible football career, Kovac took over the second squad of FC Red Bull Salzburg and progressed to the first squad as an assistant coach after his final match, where he led the team to 1-1 against SV Seekirchen.
He went on to manage Croatia under 21 and senior, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich before landing in Monaco.
While at Eintracht, he saved the club from relegation, winning the relegation playoff match.
Under his management, the team progressed to finishing 11th and 8th positions in his two full seasons.
The club reached the 2017 DFB-Pokal Final but lost against Borussia Dortmund. For the second time in a row, the club reached the 2018 DFB-Pokal Final, where the club was able to lift their first trophy in 20 years after the victory over Bayern Munich.
After his successful season at Eintracht, he managed Bayern Munich, where he successfully led the team to Bundesliga and won the domestic double in 2019, making him the first person to win a league and cup double both as in the pitch and from the sideline as a manager.
Since his arrival in Monaco, the club managed to beat Paris Saint-Germain twice, which was the first time for Monaco since 2016.
Kovac stepped into a managerial career in 2009. Within a decade of his managerial career, he has become one of the decorated managers.
According to Kovac, he wants to be able to communicate with each player as best possible, and is the same way as he was a player.
The leading sports L'Equipe has named him the best coach in Ligue 1 in France for the 2020/21 season. According to the sources, his estimated net worth is :
|$1 million -$5 million||Football Manager, Former player|
- The exact age of Kristina Kovac is under review.
- Her spouse, Niko, was born on the 15th of October, 1971. He is currently 49 years old.
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