‘German master’ Klinsmann comes to replace Bento
Coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59, Germany, photo), who was a world-class striker and led the German national soccer team, was appointed as the new Korean national soccer team’s head coach.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 27th that it had appointed Klinsman as the new head coach of the men’s national team. The contract period with coach Klinsman is about 3 years and 5 months,먹튀검증 from March to the 2026 World Cup finals in North and Central America. The Football Association did not disclose the annual salary according to consultations between the two sides, but it is known that it exceeds the amount (about 1.8 billion won) of former coach Paulo Bento.
After signing the contract, coach Klinsman said through the Korea Football Association, “I feel honored to be following in the footsteps of great coaches who have directed the Korean national team from Guus Hiddink to former coach Bento.” I will do my best to make a successful result in the World Cup.”
The Korea Football Association plans to discuss with Klinsman sooner or later to determine the coaching staff to assist him. As of now, there is a high possibility that Director Klinsman and FC Seoul Youth Enhancement Director, Du-ri Cha, who worked together as a member of the FIFA Technical Research Group (TSG) at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and is fluent in German, will join the coaching staff.
Coach Klinsman, who decided to live in Korea during his tenure, plans to return to Korea next week and begin his career as the head coach of the Korean national team. His debut match is a friendly against Colombia on March 24 at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium.
Coach Klinsman became the ninth foreigner ever to become the head coach of the Korean men’s national team. He is the second German national after coach Uli Stielike, who led the national team from 2014 to 2017. Coach Klinsmann played an active role as a world-class striker representing Germany during his playing days. He participated in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and consecutively competed in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 European Championships (Euro). From the 1990 Italian tournament to the 1998 French tournament, he went to the finals of the World Cup three times in a row. In particular, he played a key role in helping Germany win the World Cup in Italy and Euro 1996.