‘World-class legend’ Jurgen Klinsmann (59) has emerged as the next coach of the Korean national soccer team.
German soccer media Kicker reported on the 22nd (Korean time), “Former US national team coach Klinsmann is a candidate for the new Korean national team coach.”
Kicker added, “Currently, the Korea Football Association (KFA) is conducting talks with Klinsman.”
A lot of attention is focused on the next head coach of the Korean national soccer team. Korean football said goodbye to coach Paulo Bento after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Since then, the KFA has appointed Michael Müller (Germany) to the Technical Development Committee, which oversees the appointment of the national team coach, and is accelerating the process of appointing a new leader.
In the meantime, among the names of many candidates, only the ‘Legend’ Cleans is rising rapidly this time. Moreover, since Kicker is an influential magazine with high public confidence worldwide, attention is drawn to it.
Klinsmann is a soccer legend well known to Korean soccer fans. After joining the Stuttgart Kickers in 1982, he dominated the 1980s and 1990s.
Afterwards, he went through VFB Stuttgart 토토사이트(Germany), Inter Milan (Italy), AS Monaco (France), Tottenham (England), Bayern Munich (Germany), and Sampdoria (Italy). took off
Klinsmann, who was selected for the German (then West Germany) national team from 1987, participated in 108 A-matches and scored 47 goals. He won the 1990 World Cup in Italy with three goals.
Above all, the reason why it is familiar to Korean soccer fans is because of the 1994 USA World Cup. At that time, in the third match of the group stage against Korea, he played as a forward striker and scored two goals, giving Korea a 2-3 defeat.
Also in 1996, he lifted the championship trophy at the UEFA Euro Championship.
After retiring from active duty, Klinsmann took the path of a leader in earnest. Since July 2004 he has been in charge of the German national team for two years. At the 2006 World Cup in Germany he led the team to third place.
He was the manager of Bayern Munich from July 2008 to April 2009, and the United States national team from July 2011 to November 2016. During his tenure as coach of the USA National Team, he won the 2013 North & Central America Gold Cup and advanced to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
In November 2019, he was appointed as manager of Hertha Berlin (Germany), but resigned after 77 days. He is currently living as a savage.
At the 2022 Qatar World Cup, he worked as a member of the International Football Federation (FIFA) Technology Research Group (TSG) with Cha Doo-ri, head of the FC Seoul Youth Enhancement Office.
Kicker mentioned Cha Doo-ri as a member of TSG and argued, “Cha Doo-ri must have built a bridge between Klinsman and Korea.”
Meanwhile, KFA plans to decide on a new command tower before the A-match evaluation in March. Previously, Chairman Müller revealed the criteria for the appointment of a new coach: professionalism, coach’s experience, coach’s motivation, teamwork ability, and environmental factors.