Mario Mandzukic’s move to Bayern Munich is close to being completed, ending his 4 year stay in Turin. One of the factors that convinced the 33-year-old forward to agree to the move was Niko Kovac, the coach of the Bavarian club. Kovac is a friend and compatriot of the player and someone that he trusts. Another factor was that Bayern only has one centre forward, Robert Lewandowski. This would make Mandzukic a flexible alternative and allow him more minutes with the side.