“He can play anywhere in the world”: former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac feels that David Alaba could thrive outside of Germany after he had fully revealed that he could “introduce himself” somewhere else
- The contract with David Alaba Bayern Munich expires in the summer of 2021
- He cannot be excluded from looking for a new challenge that will guide his future
- Niko Kovac, who managed him at Bayern, feels that he can ‘play anywhere’
Questioning the long-term future of David Alaba in Bayern Munich, his former boss Niko Kovac believes he can “play anywhere in the world.”
Alaba has previously revealed that he is open for one day to leave the German champions and Kovac feels that the 27-year-old’s ability makes him ready to join a top team.
“David can play anywhere in the world,” Kovac told ServusTV. “But in the end he has to make that decision himself.
David Alaba has the ability to excel ‘anywhere in the world’ according to his former manager
Ex-Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac feels ‘you can still get a boost’ after a transfer
“I can only say from my own experience that if you go somewhere else, you can get a new boost.”
Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal have all been interested in the Austrian in recent seasons, but have had no joy in acquiring him.
Alaba’s current deal in the Allianz Arena is due to expire in 2021, so club changes may occur in the summer if no new terms arrive or agreed.
Kovac (center) worked together with Alaba (left) before becoming an ax after a slow start to the season
He is versatile and is considered to be one of the best in his position in world football that emerged with Bayern at the age of 17. Alaba has made more than 350 performances for the club since he secured his place in the first team in 2011.
Alaba is part of the Bayern team that faces Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday.
He is one of the remaining Bayern players who lost to the Blues in the 2012 Champions League final.
A suspension excluded him from the final, but he would like to avenge that painful loss in Munich in the last 16 first leg in what is their first encounter since the final.
As for Kovac, he was fired after a slow start to the season and his successor, Hansi Flick, will be in the dugout at Stamford Bridge. Although Kovac does not have a new job yet, he admits that he is ready to return.
“I’m ready to go where I feel valued and where I feel that something can happen.”
Alaba has been an integral part of the German side’s success after making his debut at the age of 17