23 February 2024

“A lot of opinions that we need to hire an official coach”… Also, KFA trying to repeat the “Klinsman” mistake, why is it so hurrying?

By pestfood.com

The Korea Football Association (KFA) plans to appoint a formal coach first.

At 11 a.m. on the 21st, a private first meeting of the power reinforcement committee was held at the soccer hall in Sinmun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, presided over by Jung Hae-sung, the new power reinforcement committee chairman who was elected the previous day (20th).

KFA Chairman Chung Mong-kyu officially announced the replacement of coach Jurgen Klinsmann on the 16th after holding an emergency executive meeting on national team issues.

Chairman Chung Mong-kyu said, “Coach Klinsmann failed to show what we expected, such as game management, player management, and work attitude, which bring out the competitiveness of the national team.”

Since then, KFA has appointed a new chairman of the Power Enhancement Committee, Jeong Hae-sung, on the 20th and held the first meeting on the 21st.

“The majority opinion is that a formal coach should be appointed rather than an interim coach. Many said it is not right to postpone the appointment of a coach until June as it is an important time to reorganize the national team,” said Jung Hae-sung, chairman of the committee.

“The committee is not in a hurry on this issue but has promised to discuss the next director without delay,” he added.

He claimed, “I’m not in a hurry,” but he seems to be in a hurry again.

KFA made a fatal mistake when it appointed Klinsmann. It ignored the system and process established by then-chairman Kim Pan-gon when he appointed Paulo Bento and appointed Klinsmann as the official coach by someone’s own will.

Of course, Chairman Chung Mong-kyu said, “There are many misunderstandings in the process of appointing Klinsmann. We proceeded with the process just like when Bento was appointed.”

In a recent interview with Germany’s Spiegel, Klinsmann revealed the process of taking the helm of the Korean national team, which was 180 degrees different from Chairman Chung Mong-kyu’s claim.

At that time, the coach position was vacant in Korea as former coach Paulo Bento resigned. According to Klinsmann’s interview, Klinsmann asked Chairman Chung, “Are you looking for a coach?” and this was the trigger. He said he was saying it as a “joke,” but he took it seriously when Chairman Chung Mong-gyu was embarrassed.

In fact, the two met the next day at a hotel in Doha, Qatar, and had a cup of coffee. Klinsmann said to Chung, “I’ve known him for a long time, so please contact me if you are interested.” Several weeks later, Chairman Chung Mong-kyu actually contacted Chung and the selection process began. Thus, the Korean soccer team decided to put Klinsmann in charge.

The result of complete disregard for the managerial appointment process and system was terrible. Korean soccer was completely ruined in the 354 days led by Klinsmann.

The KFA seems to have learned nothing from the nightmare of a year. It is focusing on “quickly, quickly” again.

The KFA officially announced on Tuesday that the second meeting of the power reinforcement committee will be held at the KFA building on the afternoon of March 24. “The majority of the respondents agreed that a formal coach should be appointed rather than an interim coach. Many said it was inappropriate to postpone the appointment of a coach until June as it is an important time to reorganize the national team,” Chung said. He meant that he would appoint a formal coach instead of an interim coach ahead of the second consecutive match against Thailand in March. 꽁머니환전

There is no need to hurry to appoint an official coach. If the committee wants to appoint a good coach, it should take time to select a coach in the long-term future. The next match will be held in June after two games in March. The committee should thoroughly consider various options for the future, including the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America. However, the committee tries to find an official coach as quickly as it thinks that once a coach is appointed, voices of criticism will subside.

Chairman Chung even said, “There is no big problem with the current coach,” adding that he would put the current K-League coach in the potential candidate group.