Speaking ahead of the clash at the Allianz Arena, the 72-year-old told the club's official website: "I had handsome years at Borussia, and I've been a decisive player in the club's history".
Bayern's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said despite losing to Real in the 2017 quarter-finals, they held no fear for the Bavarians.
Bayern Munich have confirmed that Niko Kovac will take over as the club's new manager in July. "We are convinced that he is the right coach for Bayern's future".
Kovac will be joined at Bayern by his younger brother Robert, who also acts as his assistant in Frankfurt.
The Croat, who had also coached his country at the last World Cup in Brazil, had impressed by helping Frankfurt survive relegation in 2016 before leading them to contention for a European slot for next season.
Salihamidzic said his side is happy "to get Kovac as our coach as he knows all about the club's DNA".Читайте также: Comey: John Kelly Called Trump 'Dishonorable' for Firing Me
Kovac, who was born in West Berlin to parents of Croatian descent, has been praised for fusing together a team of many nationalities, and for its high-pressing attractive style of play.
Most recently, Germany's World Cup-winning head coach Joachim Loew ruled himself out, insisting he meant to honour his contract with the national team which runs until 2020.
The Champions League's final four includes three traditional heavyweights and a team that has never lifted the fable trophy before in AS Roma.
"Wedding is a working class area, a small district with lots of foreigners, but Germans too", he told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in December when asked about his upbringing.
The European Cup's most-played fixture and a veritable continental Klassiker, Bayern Munich v Real Madrid needs no introduction. He won over the players through tactical nous, commitment and by convincing them of the value of sacrifice for the team.
Reports in Germany have suggested Bayern paid €2.2million to release Kovac from his Eintracht contract.
Wagner made way for Lewandowski and the Poland worldwide tucked Joshua Kimmich's cross past Sommer in the 82nd minute, but he scuffed a chance at the death that would have seen Bayern register six for the third successive Bundesliga home match.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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