[A-POINT] Appointment process, coaches, residency in Korea…Press conference with no doubts resolved
Michael Muller, head of the Korea Football Association’s National Team Power Reinforcement Committee, had no intention of responding to coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s worried gaze.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 27th that it had appointed German coach Jurgen Klinsmann (58) 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 parties.
Michael Müller, head of the Korea Football Association’s Power Reinforcement Committee, held a press conference at the Soccer Hall located in Sinmun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul at 2:00 pm on the 28th and explained the reason and process for appointing Klinsmann as head coach.
The sudden appointment announcement was controversial. Klinsmann is a legendary player, but looking at 2023, it is true that his ability as a manager has question marks. A normal coaching career ended seven years ago. It is a fact that everyone acknowledges that the Korean national team cannot have a world-class coach.
It is a general opinion that there was no reason to bring in a manager whose career was cut off for 7 years without being called in Europe, even considering various restrictions. Everyone was curious about how coach Klinsmann was evaluated on the five criteria of Müller’s professionalism, experience as a manager, motivation as a manager, coordination with the team, and environmental factors, and what kind of negotiation process he went through to be appointed.
For this reason, Chairman Müller was obliged to disclose in detail from the appointment process to the reason through a press conference. It was even more so because of the role theory that he emphasized as a “communicative role”.토토사이트
However, Chairman Mueller’s answer was ambiguous itself. To the question of why only Klins was selected among the 61 candidates, the only answer was that “interest in Korean soccer was strong.” It is understandable to interpret Klinsmann’s interest as motivation, but he did not disclose how he evaluated Klinsmann in terms of expertise, experience, and coordination. To dismiss it as a matter of interpretation, Chairman Mueller’s intention in his answer itself was vague.
Since there were many doubts about Klinsman’s tactical capabilities, it was also of interest to who would come as a coach to assist Klinsman. However, even this replied, “Coach Klinsman also has strengths in terms of tactics,” and then said, “Now we are negotiating. We are checking. We have to talk with the coach and decide. We will meet and discuss it,” he said, and nothing has been confirmed.
When we remember that it was the power of the division led by coach Paulo Bento that led to the round of 16 of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, we are concerned that we are relying too much on coach Klinsman’s ability.
Regarding the last question, the condition of residency in Korea and the contract, Chairman Müller gave a clear answer, saying, “It is difficult to say exactly the terms of the contract. It is not something I am familiar with. What is certain is that I have met all 5 criteria and I have a strong desire to stay in Korea.” didn’t put it out
In February 2020, while coaching Hertha Berlin, Klinsmann announced his resignation through his personal SNS without consulting the club’s leadership. Klinsmann’s dogmatic attitude is one of the reasons why he is not being called up in Europe. It seems that the Korea Football Association has not prepared any safety measures when it comes to bringing in a manager with such a risk.
While Klinsmann has apologized for the controversy at Hertha, there is no guarantee that something like this won’t happen again. By any chance, when the critical public opinion toward Klinsmann intensifies or his grades are not good,