Čović was head coach of Hertha BSC's U–19 team until 21 November 2013. At this point, he became head coach of Hertha BSC II. His first match at the helm was a 5–2 win against SV Babelsberg 03 on 24 November 2013. Hertha BSC II finished the 2013–14 season in 12th place, three spots above the relegation zone. Then Hertha BSC II started the 2014–15 season with a 1–0 loss against Budissa Bautzen. The first win of the season was a 3–0 victory on matchday three in a Berlin derby against Dynamo Berlin.