The club said in a statement posted on their website early on Sunday that they had made the decision to fire Rubi late on Saturday evening.
The eight-time French champions cited Kovac's success coaching Bayern Munich, Frankfurt and the Croatian national team.
The 38-year-old, who coached the Bayern Under-23s to the title straight after winning promotion, has signed a contract through to 2023, Hoffenheim said in a statement on Monday.
Sri Lanka started the tournament as rank outsiders and finished sixth of the nine teams, registering one of their three wins against the world's top-ranked one-day international side and hosts England.
The UAEFA ended the weeks of speculation by formally announcing the appointment of globe-tottering Colombia’s Jorge Luis Pinto as the new UAE national team coach on Monday through their Twitter account.
The UAE sacked Jorge Luis Pinto just five months after his appointment as the national coach, it was announced by UAE FA on Monday. The contract was terminated with the mutual consent of both the parties after evaluating the performance of the team under the Colombian.
Zoran is expected to reach an agreement after the termination of his contract with his club, in the coming days. The deal is expected to be completed during the winter break, which will begin in 10 days.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said that it had appointed former test players Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq as interim coaches for the home limited-overs series against New Zealand that starts this month, and for the two T20s against England in October.
Al Jazira coach Marcel Keizer sounded optimistic about the availability of the defender Mohamed Al Attas against Ittihad Kalba in their 16th round match of the Arabian Gulf League (AGL) on Sunday.