[골닷컴] Reporter Kim Dong-ho = German netizens ridicule the appointment of manager Jurgen Klinsmann by the Korea Football Association.
On the afternoon of the 27th, the Korea Football Association officially announced Klinsman’s appointment as national team manager. Last week, through the German media, news was heard that negotiations were coming to an end, and the association even made an official announcement that day.
Klinsmann won the 1990 World Cup in Italy during his active career and is one of the legends of German football who, as coach of the German national team, finished third in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He also served as manager of the prestigious Bayern Munich, where he worked as a player, and climbed to the top of the command tower of the US national team to advance to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
But the voices of concern are loud. In fact, it is difficult to say that coach Klinsmann meets all five (professionalism, experience, motivation, teamwork ability, and environmental factors) if he meets the appointment criteria set by a Committee Müller National Power Enhancement. It is true that the motivation aspect is left to the opinion of the National Team Strengthening Committee, and even if the environmental factors are resolved through negotiations, the remaining three areas cannot be considered to be in line.
How will Klinsmann’s homeland, Germany, react? The German ‘Kicker’ shared the news of Klinsmann’s appointment to the Korean national team via their Instagram account. The reaction is explosive.
One soccer fan said, “RIP Korea.” Another scoffed, “What were Korea thinking when they appointed Klinsman?” Klinsmann is a person who is treated as an outcast in Germany. The reason is because of what happened in the past.
Three years ago, Klinsmann took over as manager of Hertha Berlin, but resigned after just three months. A controversy arose when he unilaterally announced his resignation through his Facebook live without prior coordination with the club. Since then, Klinsman hasn’t been able to set foot in German football, and it seems he doesn’t understand why Korea appointed him.