Frankfurt’s Croatian head coach Niko Kovac and his players celebrate with the trophy. AFP

Niko Kovac stunned his future employer by leading Eintracht Frankfurt to a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on Saturday.

The Frankfurt coach, who has agreed to take over from the retiring Jupp Heynckes in Munich next season, oversaw a committed performance from his side crowned by two goals from the impressive Ante Rebic.

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The Croatian striker scored early and late to cancel out Robert Lewandowski’s equalizer for Bayern.

Bayern might have had a penalty in injury time, but referee Felix Zwayer decided otherwise after consulting video replays, and Mijat Gacinovic then sealed it on a counterattack for Frankfurt.

It is Frankfurt’s first title for 30 years and also provides a ticket to the Europa League next season.

Kovac has gone one better after his side lost to Borussia Dortmund in last year’s German season-ending showpiece.