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Adi Hutter set to replace Niko Kovac at Eintracht Frankfurt

Adi Hutter is set to take over from Niko Kovac when the DFB-Pokal winner leaves Eintracht Frankfurt for Bayern Munich next season.

Hutter, 48, has signed a three-year deal with Frankfurt after joining from Swiss Super League side Young Boys.

“Adi is a real football man who lives for the sport. His CV is impressive because he’s shown at a number of clubs what he can get the best out of teams with hard work. He’s the perfect fit to our club,” said director of sport Fredi Bobic. “Adi was always our desired candidate, and after constructive dicsusions we’re finally looking forward to working together.”

The Austrian won an Austrian Bundesliga and Cup double with Red Bull Salzburg in 2014/15, before moving to Switzerland with Young Boys that summer.

“I had three wonderful years at Young Boys. I’ll always have those memories, especially winning the title and the unique emotions that came with it,” Hütter said of his time in Switzerland. “Moving to Eintracht Frankfurt is a dream come true for me. The Bundesliga always eluded me as a player, even though I had an offer. I’ve also previously had offers from the Bundesliga as a coach, but now I can finally look forward to being in the league of the world champions.”

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