Jurgen Klinsmann (58) South Korean soccer fans are deeply distrustful and concerned about the process of appointing a coach for the Korean men’s national team. After Michael Müller, the head of the Football Association’s National Team Power Reinforcement Committee, poured out nonsensical remarks at a press conference to appoint his new manager, questions about the appointment process are growing. Director Klinsman, who will enter Korea on the 8th, seems to have to give a clear answer to the Korean soccer management plan.
Chairman Muller gave a general answer that did not meet the expectations of soccer fans at the press conference for the appointment of coach Klinsmann on the 28th of last month. When asked why he selected Klinsman as one of the five candidates for the final coach, Mueller said repeatedly, “Considering his interest in and motivation for Korean football, I thought he was the perfect fit.”
Chairman Müller did not give a specific answer to whether Klins alone met the five criteria (teamwork, motivation, professionalism, experience, and environmental suitability) he proposed for the appointment of the next national team coach. In each field, no objective indicators or data on what kind of abilities Clinsman has have been disclosed at all. He only gave an ambiguous answer, saying, “Only Klins was concentrating on Korean soccer, and during the interview process, I learned that he hoped for Korean soccer to succeed.”스포츠토토
Soccer fans’ curiosity about the process in which Klinsman was decided as the new national team coach after the press conference of Chairman Müller grew instead of being resolved. As for how the Korea Football Association will lead the direction of Korean football that has been built over the past four years, and how Klinsman will continue that direction, it was impossible to know from Chairman Muller’s answer.
As negative public opinion spread about the appointment of Klinsman and the remarks of Chairman Muller, Chung Mong-kyu, head of the Korea Football Association, stepped forward to evolve. Chairman Chung attended the opening match between K-League 2 Busan I-Park and Cheonan City FC held at Cheonan Sports Complex on the 1st and gave a position on the press conference held earlier.
Chairman Chung said, “The process of explaining the appointment process was clumsy. He is not good at English, so it would have been different if he had spoken a little slower.” Chairman Chung added, “Director Klinsman is a person who understands the latest trends well, so I thought he would fit our situation well.” He said, “Coach Klinsman risked his honor. Wouldn’t he do well at the German level?” he gave Klinsmann his trust.
In the end, it seems that soccer fans’ unanswered questions will have to be resolved with Klinsman’s answer. Director Klinsman is scheduled to enter Korea on the 8th. After arriving in Korea, coach Klinsman is expected to answer the direction of Korean soccer until the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America, as well as specific strategies and tactics. The composition of the coaching staff, including the head coach, must also be finalized.
Meanwhile, coach Klinsman’s debut match is an A-match against the Colombian national team to be played at Munsu Stadium in Ulsan on the 24th.