Eintracht Frankfurt head coach Niko Kovac has signed a two-year contract extension lasting until 2019.

The 45-year-old took over back in March and successfully steered the Eagles to safety via a two-legged relegation play-off before guiding them up to the lofty heights of the top six. “It’s a wonderful day for Frankfurt,” said sporting director Fredi Bobic.

Only three other head coaches in Frankfurt’s history have boasted a better points-per-game average than Kovac, who boasts a record of 11 wins, four draws and seven losses.

“We have always said that we feel really happy in Frankfurt and at the club,” said Kovac, whose brother and assistant coach Robert Kovac has also signed a two-year extension. “The potential that Eintracht has is big and we’re going to keep working with our full commitment to help this club develop.”

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