With several foreign coaches being mentioned as candidates to replace former national team coach Paulo Bento, former US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann from Germany is rapidly emerging as the next Korean head coach.

Germany’s leading magazine ‘Kicker’ reported on the 23rd (Korean time), “Coach Klinsmann has emerged as a candidate for the Korean national team’s leading command tower. Currently, coach Klinsmann is negotiating with the Korea Football Association.”

Kicker added that coach Doo-ri Cha, who worked together as a member of the Technical Research Group (TSG) at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, played a role as a bridgehead, adding that coach Klinsman is showing a favorable attitude to the proposal of the Korean national team.

The association, which had previously announced that it would finish appointing a coach to lead the national team in February, is said to be showing a desire to quickly conclude negotiations with coach Klinsman. However, some are expressing doubts about Klinsman’s leadership.

Coach Klinsmann led his national team to third place at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. team advanced to the round of 16. However, in 2008, he took the position of manager of Bayern Munich, a prestigious German Bundesliga, for less than a year, and in 2019, he resigned from his position at Hertha Berlin after less than three months. 안전놀이터

In addition, Philipp Lahm, who was active as a player when Klinsmann led the German national team, said in his autobiography, “We only trained our physical strength under Klinsmann, but there was little tactical instruction and the players had to gather and discuss before the game.”

Accordingly, some experts and soccer fans are thinking of coach Uli Stielike, who was in charge of the Korean national team in 2014. Coach Stielike went into the game without detailed tactics, and at the time head coach Shin Tae-yong gave instructions on tactics and showed insufficient leadership, and eventually had to step down from the national team command tower.

While the association is still sparing about the appointment of a coach, it is predicted that there is a possibility that it will be announced before the A-match in March beyond February, depending on the negotiation situation.

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