Director Klinsman of the past ‘home disturbance’… KFA blocks controversy with ‘this condition’
- on Feb 27, 2023
Former US national team coach Jürgen Klinsmann (58) from Germany sits in the vacant position of the Korean national soccer team’s command tower. The tendency to insist on ‘telecommuting’ was raised as a concern, and during his tenure, Klinsman will reside in Korea.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 27th that “Coach Klinsman has been appointed as the new head coach of the national soccer team.”
The contract period between coach Klinsman and the association is about 3 years and 5 months from March to the 2026 World Cup finals in North and Central America. The salary was not disclosed according to the agreement of both parties. 토토사이트
The association said, “The coaching staff who will assist the coach will be discussed with Klinsman sooner or later to be finalized.”
The new manager’s debut match is a friendly match against Colombia to be held in Ulsan on the 24th of next month.
Former soccer player coach Klinsmann is a ‘legendary German striker’.
He played for Bayern Munich, Stuttgart, Inter Milan, and Tottenham Hotspur. He was also active in the German national team. He played 108 A matches and scored 47 goals. In particular, he is the ‘winner’ of the 1990 World Cup in Italy. He scored three goals and won the trophy for West Germany at the time.
He left a bad memory in Korea. During the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Klinsmann scored two goals as a forward striker in the third group match against Korea. South Korea suffered a 2-3 defeat.
After retiring, he walked the path of a leader and went back and forth between hot and cold baths. His recent managerial career has been on the decline.
In 2004, coach Klinsmann took the helm of the German national team and entered the path of leadership. The German national team, which was on a downward curve at the time, rose to third place in the 2006 World Cup in Germany under the Klinsmann system.
After the tournament, coach Klinsman moved to the club team. He commanded Munich. However, due to his poor performance, he did not complete the full year and resigned from his position.
Coach Klinsman also led the U.S. national soccer team. He assumed the position in July 2011 and held the position until November 2016. He led a team for the longest time in his personal career. In the process, he wrote remarkable results, such as winning the Gold Cup in 2013 and advancing to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
However, as a manager after that, he did not produce any noticeable results. In November 2019, he was put into Bundesliga Hertha Berlin as a firefighter, but after being hardened after two months, he was unemployed until the announcement of the appointment by the Korea Football Association that day.
There was a concern about him, who was recently on the downhill path of his coaching career.
Coach Klinsmann was embroiled in controversy when coaching the German national team in the past, because he insisted on working from home.
According to German media at the time, he entrusted a large part of the player inspection and national team schedule adjustment to the coaching staff, including head coach Joachim Löw, and handled the work in the form of receiving reports from the United States. He also focused on this issue in the German football world and the media, citing reasons such as being insincere.
Accordingly, before the KFA announcement was made that day, when head coach Klinsman was mentioned as the next head coach of the influential Korean national soccer team, the question of whether or not he was willing to reside in Korea was a hot topic.
On this day, the association preemptively said, “Coach Klinsman made it a condition of the contract to live in Korea during his tenure,” and said in advance about controversial matters.
Coach Klinsman plans to return to Korea next week and begin his full-fledged activities as the coach of the Korean national team. Prior to this, the association plans to hold a press conference on the appointment of manager Klinsman at the soccer hall at 2:00 pm on the 28th.