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Bundesliga 2018-19 information to the season – new managers, VAR and English children

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Bundesliga 2018-19 information to the season – new managers, VAR and English children

The Bundesliga kicks off on Friday, with Bayern Munich going for his or her seventh title in a row.

4 of the league’s high groups are going by some managerial flux – so what’s new this season in Germany?

New face in cost at Bayern

Niko Kovac (proper) has led Bayern Munich to 2 cup wins already

For the primary time in a decade, Bayern Munich are led by a person who has by no means gained a league title as a supervisor.

Niko Kovac’s sole trophy in administration got here in his ultimate sport earlier than becoming a member of Bayern, guiding Eintracht Frankfurt to a 3-1 win in Could’s German Cup ultimate towards his soon-to-be employers.

He has already taken cost of Bayern in two aggressive video games, the German Tremendous Cup – through which Bayern beat Eintracht 5-0 – and a much less spectacular 1-Zero victory at fourth-tier Drochtersen/Assel within the first round of the German Cup.

“He is received some traits of Jupp [Heynckes], a few of Pep [Guardiola],” mentioned Bayern defender Javi Martinez.

“The preparations had been powerful and intense, however that is precisely what we’d like. You would see within the Tremendous Cup towards Frankfurt that we’re all match.

“Solely as soon as earlier than have I skilled a extra intense pre-season – Marcelo Bielsa at Athletic Bilbao. Generally we educated for 3 and a half hours.”

Former Croatia boss Kovac fielded wing-backs at Eintracht final yr, however used Heynckes’ most well-liked 4-2-3-1 set-up within the Tremendous Cup.

Benedikt Warmbrunn, Bayern reporter for regional newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung,