I returned to Korea after 6 weeks and left again after a week. This is the story of Jürgen Klinsmann, the coach of the Korean national team.
According to an official from the Korea Football Association, Coach Klinsmann headed to the United States, where his home is, on the 19th. It has been five days since he changed his schedule and returned to Korea after completing two consecutive away A matches in Europe in September. As he said in his return interview, “It’s going to keep going back and forth.”
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann, coach Cha Du-ri, and Jeonbuk Hyundai advisor Roberto DiMatteo (from left). Provided by Korea Football Association
The sudden return to the country was only a decision conscious of public opinion and did not feel sincere. The original schedule was to go to Germany after the European friendly and watch the match between Bayern Munich and Leverkusen, Kim Min-jae’s team and his home team. However, at the request of the Football Association, it was changed to come to Korea in line with the domestic players’ return schedule. After his return to Korea, Director Klinsmann said, “I heard a lot of stories and changed my schedule,” and revealed the reason for his return to Korea, but he did not reveal specifically what kind of work he would do.먹튀검증
There were only two games in the K League. After attending the game between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Gangwon FC held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 16th, Coach Klinsmann went to Seoul World Cup Stadium the next day to watch the match between FC Seoul and Gwangju FC. In Jeonju, he also had a meeting with Jeonbuk director Roberto DiMatteo. But that was all. Coach Klinsmann left after just watching the K-League last weekend.
Jürgen Klinsmann, coach of the Korean men’s national soccer team. Reporter Seo Hyeong-kwon
In the end, it is impossible to avoid criticism that it is a ‘show-off approach’. Although he kept his word of “going around the K-League,” it is questionable whether it was really for player observation. Former coach Paulo Bento continuously observed players and selected them carefully. It is difficult for Coach Klinsmann to get to know all the players in just one game. Although Coach Du-ri Cha will remain and continue to take care of the K-League, Klinsmann has already been criticized for failing to utilize K-League players properly even after selecting them in evaluation games last June and September.
Far from calming public opinion, this return only strengthened the conviction that it is difficult to expect ‘change’. According to the association, Coach Klinsmann is scheduled to return to Korea to prepare for the international match at the end of September. The Korean men’s soccer team will play two friendly matches against Tunisia and Vietnam in October. Starting in November, the 2026 North and Central America World Cup Asia 2nd qualifying round will be held. In order for Coach Klinsmann to escape criticism, he has no choice but to bring results.