This time, it is German soccer legend Jurgen Klinsmann (59, photo). A new candidate has appeared as the next head coach of the Korean men’s national soccer team, which is in full swing in the appointment process. With several candidates in the spotlight, attention is focusing on which coach will take the helm of the Korean national team.
German media Kicker reported on the 22nd (local time) that former coach Hertha Berlin Klinsmann has emerged as a candidate for the new coach of the Korean national team. The media said, “The Korea Football Association is in talks with Klinsman.” It was expected that Cha Doo-ri, head of the FC Seoul Youth Enhancement Office, who worked with the International Football Federation (FIFA) Technical Research Group (TSG) at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, would have played a role as a bridge.
Former coach Klinsmann is a legendary striker in German football. He scored 47 goals in 108 A match appearances. In particular, in the 1990 World Cup in Italy, he scored three goals to help West Germany win the trophy. To Korean fans, he is familiar as the player who scored two goals against Korea in the 1994 World Cup USA. The club went through Germany’s prestigious Bayern Munich, Stuttgart, Inter Milan, and Tottenham Hotspur.안전놀이터
After retiring in 2003, he began his coaching career as coach of the German national team. His first leadership career was successful. He led the German national team, which was knocked out of the Euro 2004 group stage, to third place at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
But after that, I went back and forth between the cold bath and the hot bath. Although he failed to fill Bayern Munich for a year and was sacked due to sluggish performance, he took over as head coach of the U.S. national team for more than five years and achieved significant achievements, such as advancing to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He recently took over as Bundesliga manager Hertha Berlin in 2019, but was sacked after two months.
The Korea Football Association is looking for the next head coach to replace coach Paulo Bento after the appointment of Michael Müller as the head of the National Team Power Enhancement Committee. Several candidates have emerged so far. Jose Bordalas (Spain), former Valencia coach, Chichi (Brazil), former Brazil national team coach, Vahid Harilhodzic (Bosnia), former Morocco coach, Roberto Moreno (Spain), former Granada coach, Rafael Benitez (Spain), former Everton coach. has been mentioned.
Although the authenticity has not been confirmed as the Korea Football Association is conducting the whole process privately considering the specificity of the national team manager appointment negotiations, interest in the new head of the national team is expected to grow as the A-match period approaches. The national team will have warm-up matches against Colombia on March 24 and Uruguay on March 28.