Coach Jurgen Klinsmann will lead the Korean national soccer team for four years until the 2026 World Cup finals in North and Central America. The Korea Football Association, which offered a 1+3 year contract to former coach Paulo Bento, is drawing attention as it allows Klinsman a 4-year contract. Attention is focusing on how coach Klinsman will change the Korean national team.
On the 27th of last month, the Korea Football Association announced the appointment of manager Klinsman, and announced that the contract period with manager Klinsman was about 3 years and 5 months from March to the 2026 World Cup finals in North and Central America.
It drew attention that coach Klinsman was guaranteed a tenure until the 2026 World Cup finals in North and Central America. Compared to the conditional contract, the Korea Football Association sent more trust to coach Bento, who reached the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup for the first time in 12 years.
Former coach Bento wanted to renew the contract, but the Korea Football Association is known to have proposed a plan to extend the period depending on his performance after signing a contract until the 2023 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup. Given that the Asian Cup will be held in Qatar in January next year, it is highly likely that it would have been difficult for Bento to accept the 1+3 year condition.
After Bento’s former coach failed to renew the contract, the players complained. Some players, including Kim Min-jae, even voiced their opinions to the coach, saying that regardless of midterm results, he should guarantee his tenure until the next World Cup.
In the end, it is interpreted that the Korea Football Association proposed a four-year term in the process of appointing Klinsmann as manager. Director Klinsman seems to be benefiting from the aftermath of the failure to renew the contract with former manager Bento.
As long as he is guaranteed a long tenure, Klinsman has to enhance the Korean national team’s strength until the next World Cup in North and Central America, while also playing a role in suggesting the direction the Korean soccer should go.
Director Klinsman’s blueprint is expected to be presented through the first press conference after his return to Korea. However, the direction of Klinsmann can be guessed to some extent through the remarks of Michael Müller, head of the National Team Power Enhancement Committee, and Chung Mong-gyu, president of the Korea Football Association, at the press conference.
At a press conference on the 28th of last month, Chairman Muller said, “We need to create more scoring opportunities and score more goals.” At the same time, he mentioned the process of scoring goals through counterattacks by Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan in the match against Portugal at the Qatar World Cup.
This can be interpreted as a remark with the goal of strengthening scoring power in mind. There is a hint of an intention to use coach Klinsman, a former goal scorer, to strengthen his scoring ability. In addition, it is also read as criticism that the soccer that Bento pursued was focused on possession and defense rather than attack.
Chairman Chung Mong-gyu also mentioned strengthening offensive power and improving the overall level. On the 1st, at the Cheonan Sports Complex, where the K-League 2 opening game was held, Chairman Chung made a statement to the effect that we should aim for the round of 16 or higher after passing the group stage of the World Cup finals. It is interpreted as pointing out the humiliating defeat against Brazil in the round of 16 of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Accordingly, coach Klinsman is expected to come up with a plan to strengthen the national team’s scoring ability and a blueprint to achieve the quarterfinals or higher in the World Cup finals to satisfy the Korea Football Association.메이저놀이터
In addition, the plan and will to win the Asian Cup in January next year is also something coach Klinsman needs to reveal. The Korea Football Association is paying attention to the results of the Asian Cup to the extent of presenting a plan to extend the contract according to the results of the Asian Cup to former coach Bento.
The Asian Cup was also the tomb of former national team coaches. Coaches of the national team, who had performed poorly in the Asian Cup, often resigned in disgrace, suffering criticism from soccer fans. If he fails to achieve the expected results in next year’s Asian Cup, coach Klinsman may also face pressure to resign regardless of his appointed term.