Coach Jurgen Klinsmann (58) has been appointed as the new head coach of the Korean national soccer team. Let’s take a look at both sides of Cleansman, whose pros and cons are clearly divided.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 27th that it had appointed German coach Jurgen Klinsmann as the new head coach of the national soccer team. The contract period with coach Klinsman 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 sides. His debut match is a friendly match against Colombia to be held in Ulsan on the 24th of next month.
After coach Paulo Bento left, Michael Müller, head of the National Team Power Enhancement Committee, was appointed to look for candidates to take over as coach of the national team. The names of many people such as Jose Bordalas and Robert Moreno were mentioned, but in the end only Klins was the final choice.
Then, what is the firm advantage that only Clins has? First of all, it is no exaggeration to say that he boasts the most outstanding reputation among the Korean national soccer team’s coaches.
As a player, coach Klinsman was truly a ‘legend striker’. Starting with the top scorer in the German Bundesliga in the 1987-1988 season in Stuttgart, he won the UEFA (European Football Confederation) Cup and Bundesliga championship at Inter Milan in Italy and Bayern Munich in Germany. Son Heung-min continued his success with each club he went through, such as winning the Player of the Year award at Tottenham Hotspur, where he currently plays.
It is Klinsman who made a name for himself as a national representative. He has been an undisputed main striker for more than 10 years in West Germany and the German national team, leading them to victory in the 1990 World Cup in Italy and Euro 1996. Klinsmann, who scored two goals against the Korean national team in the 1994 World Cup USA, showed a strong performance on the big stage by scoring 11 goals in the World Cup alone.
The fact that Klinsmann is a striker who has built a great reputation in the German national team and that he is a star player who has played in various leagues in Europe, including Germany, England and Italy, is an advantage for the Korean national team. Since he is a well-known figure in Germany and Europe, there is a good chance that an A-match with a European powerhouse will be concluded thanks to Klinsman. 토토사이트
It is Klinsman who left a good career as a national team leader. He was the first to raise his national team, which was collapsing, to a high level. Before Klinsmann’s appointment, the German national team ended the tournament with a disastrous record of 2 draws and 1 loss and 12th overall in the 16 finals of Euro 2004, and wrote the stigma of the ‘rusty tank corps’. Accordingly, the German Football Association appointed Klinsmann as the new head coach of the national team about a month after being eliminated from the tournament.
At the time, Klinsman was hit by public opinion because he had no coaching experience, let alone a coach, but Germany, led by him, achieved a great turnaround. In the 2006 World Cup held in his country, he showed overwhelming attacking soccer and finished third. Germany, which was considered rusty just two years ago, has transformed into one of the most dynamic teams in the World Cup.