The new coach of the national soccer team to lead the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America was Jürgen Klinsmann (58) from Germany.
The Football Association announced on the 27th that it had signed a contract with coach Klinsmann for 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 sides.
Coach Klinsman will live in Korea during his tenure and will return to Korea next week to begin his full-fledged activities as the national team coach. His debut match is a friendly match against Colombia to be held in Ulsan on the 24th of next month.
After signing the contract, head coach Klinsman said, “I am very happy and honored to be the head coach of the Korean national soccer team. He is well aware that the Korean national team has been constantly developing and producing results over a long period of time,” he said. do. I will do my best to achieve successful results in the upcoming Asian Cup and 2026 World Cup.”
Coach Klinsman is the ninth foreign coach ever to take the lead of the Korean national team.
The foreign coach of the soccer team dates back to 1994. After the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Russian coach Anatoly Byshovets, who had set foot in Korea as a technical advisor to the national team, took over the baton from coach Kim Ho and took over the helm.
Coach Bishovets, who was a stranger, left Korea after a short tenure of one and a half years. Five years after that, in November 2000, coach Guus Hiddink took over and wrote a myth.
Coach Hiddink was a winning bid by the Korea Football Association for the Korea-Japan World Cup held in his country, and he wrote a myth of advancing to the semifinals with full support. Hiddink’s appointment changed many things in Korean soccer. 메이저사이트 In particular, the appointment that did not depend on the value of the player’s name received great acclaim, and it served as an opportunity to enhance the need for a foreign coach.
As coach Umberto Coelnew (Portugal), who took over the baton from Hiddink, failed to make a soft landing, voices in the soccer world that a Dutchman should be appointed grew, and three consecutive “Dutch Connections” followed, with coaches Bonfrere, Advocaat, and Pim Verbeek.
Coach Bonfrere was criticized so much that the word ‘Korean soccer was scammed’ came out, and eventually, as the need for a coach with a high reputation came to the fore, Dick Advocaat, who was in charge of the UAE, boarded a plane to Korea.
Despite the short preparation period, Advocaat achieved a half-success by winning the first ever away victory at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. However, he was on the cutting board of criticism when it became known that he had signed a contract with the club (Zenit) before the World Cup started.