[골닷컴] Reporter Kang Dong-hoon = Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann (58, Germany), who has been appointed as the new head coach of the Korean national football team, will return to Korea on the 8th. The following day, the inauguration press conference will begin in earnest.
On the 4th, KFA (Korea Football Association) said, “Coach Klinsman will arrive at Incheon International Airport on the 8th at 5:20 am. The opening press conference will be held at the Swiss Grand Hotel in Hongeun- dong.”
Before that, on the 28th of last month, KFA appointed Klinsmann as the new head coach of the Korean national football team. We have decided not to disclose that.”
Coach Klinsmann was a star striker representing German football during his active career. In fact, he led Germany to victory by scoring three goals in the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals in Italy, and took the lead in helping Germany win the 1996 UEFA European Football Championship. He continued his career by playing for major European clubs such as Bayern Munich (Germany), Inter Milan (Italy), and Tottenham Hotspur (England).
After announcing his retirement in 2003, coach Klinsman walked the path of a leader. Starting with the coaching tower of the German national soccer team (2004-2006), he took the baton at Bayern Munich (2008-2009) and the United States national soccer team (2011-2016).
In particular, when he led the German national football team, he managed to change generations and came third in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, receiving a lot of attention. During his time with the United States national soccer team, he won the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup and advanced to the round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Most recently, when the 2022 FIFA World Cup was held in Qatar last year, he was selected as a member of the Technical Study Group (TSG) and worked with former coach Arsene Wenger (73, France) and Cha Doo-ri (42) , head of FC Seoul’s Youth Strengthening Office.
Meanwhile, coach Klinsman’s first match is a friendly match against the Colombian national football team to be held at the Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium on the 24th. On the 28th, they will face the Uruguay national football team at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.