Klinsman, ‘the best name value’, D-1 entry into Korea… Should I erase the question mark myself?
Jurgen Klinsmann (59), the new coach of the Korean national soccer team, will step on Korean soil. Will he be able to erase the question marks surrounding him himself?
Coach Klinsman, who succeeded Paulo Bento, is scheduled to arrive at Incheon International Airport around 5:20 am on the 8th. According to the Korea Football Association (KFA), he will hold a brief standing interview after entering Korea, and then hold an official press conference the next day (9th).
A lot of attention is focused on every word that director Klinsman will throw out. This is because Michael Müller, the head of the National Team Power Enhancement Committee, who brought him, held a press conference earlier, but all that remains is a question mark.메이저놀이터
On the 28th of last month, Chairman Muller explained that coach Klinsman was the first negotiation target among the final two candidates, saying, “I felt a great interest in Korean football and was very motivated, so I decided to pick him up.” He also emphasized Klinsmann’s ‘human side’ and added, “I was attracted to his strong personality. It is clear that he really wanted to be the national team coach.”
However, I could not hear the specific reason for the appointment and the negotiation process. Even when it came to the most important Klinsmann manager’s football philosophy, Chairman Muller only gave a speculative answer, saying, “I think we will find a way to create a little more scoring opportunities and score more goals.” Regarding whether or not to ‘reside in the country’ announced by KFA, he only spared his words, saying, “It is difficult to say exactly about the terms of the contract.”
Naturally, there are voices of concern at home and abroad. There are not a few cases in which he has experienced conflicts with clubs, associations, and players during his career as a manager, so the question follows to Klinsman, ‘Could it be different in Korea?’ Tactical capabilities, which are pointed out as chronic weaknesses, and a supervisory gap of nearly seven years in fact are also unsettling factors.
However, as much as the value of the name alone, it is truly the best. Coach Klinsmann, who transformed into a leader in 2004, led Germany, which was on the decline, to third place at the 2006 World Cup held in Germany.
He also performed for the U.S. national team. He led the U.S. from July 2011 to November 2016, leaving behind significant footprints such as winning the Gold Cup in 2013 and advancing to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
As such, coach Klinsman is clearly a person close to ‘success’ in terms of his national team experience. He tasted failure in club teams such as Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin, but consistently performed as well as in the national team. He has the best career among all Korean national team commanders.
Either way, the die has already been cast. KFA has bet coach Klinsman for a new four years, and he is scheduled to lead the national team until the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America, starting with Colombia on the 24th.
Now the ball goes to manager Klinsman. Although Chairman Müller has only increased confusion, he still has a chance to shake off the question mark. If he directly holds the microphone and presents his future direction and firm vision, criticism can be quelled. Only director Klinsman’s own share remained.