All Klinsmann coaches entered the country… Preparing for debut as a ‘complete group’
All foreign coaches of ‘Klinsmann’, including head coach Andreas Herzog (54), enter the country and prepare for departure in earnest.
The Korean national football team’s head coach Hairchoke, coach Paolo Stringara (60), goalkeeper coach Andreas Köpke (60), and physical coach Werner Leutard (61) arrived in Korea via Incheon International Airport on the 16th.
They, along with coach Michael Kim (49, Korean name Kim Young-min) and Cha Doo-ri (42) technical advisor, were appointed as coaches to assist the new soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann (58).
Upon arrival, the coaches unpack their bags at a hotel in Seoul where coach Klinsman is staying, and immediately start preparing for an A-match in March.
The soccer team, which will meet for the first time since the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, will face Colombia at the Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium on the 24th and Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th.
On the 27th of last month, coach Klinsman, who took over as head coach of the Korean national team, will make his debut through two A-matches.
Coach Klinsman included most of the Taegeuk Warriors who played an active part in the Qatar World Cup in the first call-up list.
Overseas players such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Kim Min-jae (Napoli), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), and Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) also made their names.
Only two names have changed on the Qatar World Cup roster.
Instead of Jong-gyu Yoon (Seoul) and Chul Hong (Daegu), Ki-je Lee (Suwon), and Hyeon-gyu Oh (Celtic), who was a ‘preliminary member’ for the World Cup, were called by coach Klinsman.
The 26 members of the national team and the coaching staff, including coach Klinsman, will gather at the Paju NFC (Football Team Training Center) on the 20th and exchange their first greetings.
After working together, they move to Ulsan on the 22nd to prepare for their first game.
As the players disband when the A-match period ends in March, the coaches will return to their respective positions.
While head coach Klinsman decided to live in Korea while leading the national team, all foreign coaches decided not to reside in Korea. 먹튀검증
However, an official from the Korea Football Association said, “We do not yet know the departure schedule of the coaches.”
Foreign coaches focus on managing the ‘European players’ in the national team locally.
Head coach Herzog, who lives in Vienna, Austria, explained his job directly in an interview published by German media Daihi Stube that day, saying, “I am in charge of Korean players playing in European leagues.”
Head coach Herzog played with coach Klinsmann in Bayern Munich (Germany) in 1995, and as his coach, he continued his relationship with the US national team (2011-2016) and even in Korea.
Regarding joining the coaching staff of the Korean national team, he said, “I always get along well with coach Klinsman,” adding, “There was no question about accepting the (head coach) offer.”