Niko Kovac could be taking over a treble-winner on July 1.
The ex-Bayern Munich player and current Eintracht Frankfurt boss will take over the Bavarians when Jupp Heynckes retires after the season on a three-year deal, the club announced Friday.
Bayern is in the semifinals of the German Cup and UEFA Champions League, and has already won a sixth-straight Bundesliga title.
A Croatian legend, Kovac spent the majority of his playing career with Hertha Berlin but won the Bundesliga in one of his two seasons as a Bayern player.
Kovac has led Eintracht to fifth in the Bundesliga, and the club is battling for a Top Four place. That makes the timing of the announcement all the more suspect.