As March draws near, the process of appointing a new coach for the Korean national soccer team is in a different mood. The Korea Football Association predicted that the A-match between Colombia and Uruguay to be held in March would be the first schedule for the new national team coach. Two people are being discussed as the most hotly nominated directors. It is a two-way match between Jurgen Klinsmann (60) and Roberto Moreno (46).스포츠토토
German football media Kicker reported on the 22nd (Korean time), “Klinsman is negotiating as the successor to former Korean national team coach Paulo Bento.”
Klinsmann made his name known as a legendary striker in German football. During his active career, he scored 47 goals in 108 A-match appearances. He also led his homeland Germany to win the 1990 World Cup in Italy by scoring three goals. After his player retirement in 2003, his start as a manager was also good. He captained the German national team for two years from 2004 to 2006. Under Klinsmann’s guidance, the German national team finished third at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
There were also failures. In 2008, he rose to the command tower of Bayern Munich, the strongest team in the German league, but had to put down the baton less than a year later. At the time, Munich failed to win the league even with luxurious members. Klinsman took charge of the U.S. national team from 2011 to 2016 and seemed to be preparing a rebound point. After reaching the top of the Gold Cup in 2013, he also reached the round of 16 at the World Cup in Brazil. Three years later, however, he once again found himself frustrated at the club tip. In 2019, he was promoted to coach Hertha Berlin (Germany), but left the team after 4 months.
It is a great advantage that Klinsman has achieved satisfactory results by leading national teams such as Germany and the United States. There is also a name worth being a soccer legend. However, it is noteworthy that his directorial career was successful a long time ago, and that his wild life was long. The last 6 years of my managerial career were only 4 months when I was in charge of the Berlin command tower. Also, after leaving Berlin, there was a 3-year supervisory vacancy.
Another candidate being mentioned is Moreno from Spain. Spain’s Diario As said, “Moreno can become the coach of the Korean national team.” Moreno was also recently offered to coach the Ecuadorian national team, but he reportedly turned it down.
Moreno, who had a long career as a youth leader, starting with La Florida youth team coach in 2002, assisted former Spanish national team coach Luis Enrique as head coach of AS Roma (Italy), Celta Vigo, and Barcelona (above Spain). When coach Enrique left Barcelona to take over as coach of the Spanish national team, Moreno joined as assistant coach of the Spanish national team. After Enrique gave up the baton due to family problems, he briefly took over as Spain manager. He led the Spanish national team for about 8 months and recorded a good record of 7 wins and 2 draws. But when coach Enrique returned, Moreno left the team.
Since then, his grades have been poor. Moreno coached AS Monaco (France) and Granada (Spain), but could not stay for long due to poor performance. Both teams had to lay down the baton after less than a year. In the case of Granada, it was relegated to the second division in the 2021-2022 season, when Moreno led the team.
Moreno is also a person with clear strengths and weaknesses. As head coach, he has achieved certain results by going through Barcelona, a prestigious Spanish club, and the Spanish national team, a soccer powerhouse. However, his directorial performance leaves a lot to be desired.
Meanwhile, Korean soccer is looking for a new head coach after parting ways with coach Bento after the World Cup in Qatar. Michael Müller (Germany), head of the Technical Development Committee, who oversees the appointment of the director, is in a hurry to appoint the director. So far, former Valencia coach José Bordalas, former Brazil national team coach Chichi, former Hamburg coach Torsten Fink, and former Morocco coach Vahid Halilhodzic have been mentioned as candidates.