It is highly likely that Cha Doo-ri, head of FC Seoul’s Youth Enhancement Office, will join the ‘division’ to assist Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), the new head coach of the Korean national soccer team.
Coach Klinsman, who signed a contract with the Korea Football Association for 3 years and 5 months until the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America, arrived at Incheon International Airport on the morning of the 8th to start his work.
He briefly conveyed his impressions of the appointment at his arrival hall, and at this meeting, he also mentioned the name of Chief Cha Du-ri.
Coach Klinsman and Director Cha Doo-ri worked together in the FIFA Technical Research Group (TSG) at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Because of this, there was a prospect that Director Cha Du-ri, who already had a relationship with director Klinsman and was fluent in German, would work as a member of the ‘Klinsman Division’ in any role.
Head coach Klinsman mentioned Cha, saying, “I watched all the Korean national team’s games with coach Cha Doo-ri while leading TSG in the Qatar World Cup.” 카지노사이트
However, the word ‘coach’ he used seems to refer to the TSG Technical Research Fellow rather than suggesting the position that Director Cha will assume within the Korean national team.
There is also a prediction that Cha will support the national team in a different role, such as an advisor, rather than a coach.
An official from the Korea Football Association said, “It’s difficult to reveal yet, but there is a possibility that Chief Cha Du-ri will serve as a national team staff in any role. No definite position has been set.” said.
Coach Klinsman will start his first schedule with an inaugural press conference at the Paju NFC (Football Team Training Center) at 2:00 pm on the 9th, and then prepare for two A-matches in March, which will be his debut match.
Korea will face Colombia at Munsu Soccer Stadium in Ulsan at 8:00 pm on the 24th, and Uruguay at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 28th.
The national team is expected to convene on the 20th to keep pace with the new command tower, and as is customary, coach Klinsman is expected to announce the convocation list on the 13th.
Prior to that, the selection of coaches who will lead the national team must be finalized.
According to the association, coach Klinsman plans to build a coaching staff with at least one Korean coach and three to four foreign coaches.