Among the final five candidates, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59), who had the priority, was chosen as the new head coach of the Korean national soccer team. It is the Korea Football Association (KFA) that negotiated ignorance in the most important ‘decision stage’, although candidates were selected several times and meetings were held during this process.
Michael Müller (58), the new head of the KFA National Team Strengthening Committee, officially announced the appointment of Klinsmann (58) as head coach at the Soccer Hall on the 28th.
The contract period between coach Klinsman and the association is about 3 years and 5 months from March to the 2026 World Cup finals in North and Central America.
First of all, KFA kept its promise to fill the vacant position as national team coach by the end of this month.
However, at the beginning of last month, “I will keep all possibilities open. We will follow the process of appointing a director in a logical and comprehensive way,” a question mark is attached to whether Chairman Muller’s promise will be fulfilled.
KFA signed a contract with manager Klinsman because it was a ‘priority’ without sufficient negotiations with other candidates in the final decision stage of the new manager.
On this day, Chairman Müller said, “We selected 61 candidates on January 12th. Afterwards, from January 18, after narrowing down the candidates to 23, a contact plan was established. By the 26th, it was compressed again to 5 people, and the online meeting started on the 31st.”
He continued, “About two weeks ago, the final two candidates were selected, and the first negotiator was coach Klinsman. He received a positive response and attention from him. He was motivating himself, and decided to be the new manager because he was the perfect fit.”
KFA, which had calculated to appoint a coach with a view to the World Cup in North and Central America, should have had the will to ‘negotiate’ more carefully. Even if he got a positive answer from coach Klinsman, the first negotiator among the final two candidates, he had to open the negotiating table seriously with at least the other four candidates on the last list.
In the end, KFA selected Klinsman as the next head coach, whose coaching career had virtually ended nine years ago. The salary was not disclosed according to the agreement between the two sides, but it is known to be slightly higher than the salary of former coach Paulo Bento (54) (about 1.8 billion won).
As a coach, coach Klinsman, who has a history of ranking third in the World Cup and advancing to the round of 16 once, receives a salary similar to that of coach Bento, who had no experience in advancing to the round of 16 when he took office in 2018스포츠토토. It raises concerns that it can only be used.
Coach Klinsman led a splendid active life, but is evaluated as lacking in many areas as his leader.
He played for Bayern Munich, Stuttgart, Inter Milan, and Tottenham Hotspur. He was also active in the German national team. He played 108 A matches and scored 47 goals. In particular, he is the ‘winner’ of the 1990 World Cup in Italy.
After taking the lead of the German national team in 2004 and entering the leadership path, he got off to a good start by finishing third at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. However, after taking the Munich baton in 2008, he could not fill the year due to poor performance.
announced the resurrection. Coach Klinsman led the U.S. national team from 2011 to 2016 and recorded remarkable results such as winning the 2013 Gold Cup and advancing to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Meeting and negotiation are different concepts. The meeting is more like a ‘getting to know’ stage. Negotiation is a process carried out with the contract in mind.
However, after that, the name of ‘director’ Klinsman could only be found in ‘controversy’. In November 2019, he was put into Bundesliga Hertha Berlin as a firefighter, but was hardened after two months. He eventually ended his career for three years and lived a savage life. In fact, there has been no clear performance for nine years since advancing to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
KFA entrusts the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America to coach Klinsman. Although they said, “We will go through a logical and comprehensive appointment process,” the KFA took an ignorant negotiating stance in the final stage.
Meanwhile, coach Klinsman will return to Korea next week and begin his full-fledged activities as the coach of the Korean national team.