Coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59, Germany), who was appointed as the new head coach of the Korean national soccer team, arrived in Korea today.
Director Klinsman arrived at Incheon International Airport on an Asiana Airlines flight at 5 am on the 8th.
It is the first time he has entered Korea since the announcement of the appointment of a manager by the Korea Football Association at the end of last month.
Director Klinsman, who gave brief impressions at the arrivals hall, spends his days at a hotel in Seoul. Then, on the 9th, a press conference will be held at the Paju National Training Center (NFC) and the official schedule will begin.
Coach Klinsman is the successor to Paulo Bento (Portugal), who led the team to advance to the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup last year.
The contract period is about 3 years and 5 months, until the 2026 World Cup finals in North and Central America.
Head coach Klinsman, who is taking a full-fledged step after returning to Korea, plans to announce the list of A-matches in March around the 13th. The call is on the 20th.
As coach Klinsman lacked time to identify Korean players, the Qatar World Cup members are expected to play a key role.
Coach Klinsman will make his debut as a Korean coach through an evaluation match against Colombia held in Ulsan at 8:00 pm on the 24th and an evaluation match against Uruguay held in Seoul at 8:00 pm on the 28th.
The first schedule in Korea is watching the 3rd round of the professional soccer K League 1 between FC Seoul and Ulsan Hyundai scheduled at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 12th.
At the same time, it is necessary to appoint coaches to assist coach Klinsman.
Director Klinsman, who chose to live in Korea, must also find a place to stay. Goyang and Ilsan, where director Bento stayed, are considered strong candidates.
We will be staying in a hotel until we can find a place to stay.
It is expected that Klinsmann, whose final goal is the World Cup in North and Central America, will have the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup held in Qatar in January next year.
Korea has not won the Asian Cup since 1960. 토토사이트
Coach Klinsmann, who had a reputation as a goal scorer representing Germany during his active career, led Germany to win the 1990 World Cup in Italy and the 1996 European Championship (Euro 1996).
He also played for Inter Milan (Italy), AS Monaco (France), Bayern Munich (Germany), and Sampdoria (Italy).
In particular, in the mid-to-late 1990s, Son Heung-min’s current team, Tottenham Hotspur (England), performed tremendously for a short period of time and became a ‘legend’.
After retirement, he turned into a coach and took charge of the German national team from 2004 to 2006, finishing third at the 2006 World Cup in Germany held in his home country.
He then led the U.S. national team to advance to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
However, he left poor results in club teams such as Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin (Germany).