February 27th, the Korean Football Association announced that it has appointed German coach Jurgen Klinsmann (58
Aged) as the new head coach of the national football team.
The contract is three and a half years, and the deadline is after the World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
According to the agreement between the two parties, the salary has not been disclosed yet.
The coaching staff will be decided after discussions between Klinsmann and the Korean Football Association.
During his tenure, the coaching team will live in South Korea.
Klinsmann is expected to arrive in South Korea next week, making his debut in a friendly against Colombia in Ulsan on March 24.
After signing, Klinsmann said: “I am very happy to be the head coach of the Korean team. I know that the Korean team has been improving for a long time and has achieved a lot. From Guus Hiddink to Paul Bento, I am honored to follow the Korean team.
Following in the footsteps of the great coaches of the past, I will go all out to achieve good results in the upcoming Asian Cup and World Cup.”
Klinsmann’s player era as a striker in the German national team has a very brilliant resume.
He participated in the Seoul Olympics in 1988, participated in the European Championships from 1988 to 1996 consecutively, and participated in three consecutive World Cups from 1990 to 1998.
He made great contributions to the German team in the 1990 World Cup in Italy and the 1996 European Cup.
In the 1994 World Cup in the United States, he scored two goals against South Korea.
Klinsmann’s club career has played for Stuttgart, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Tottenham, among other clubs.
Klinsmann coached the German national team from 2004 to 2006 and won the third place in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Beginning in 2011, he served as the head coach of the US team for five years.
During this period, he won the 2013 CONCACAF Championship and successfully advanced to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
During his tenure as the head coach of Germany and the United States, Klinsmann played against the South Korean team once each, with a record of 1 win and 1 loss.
In December 2004, as the head coach of the German national team, he lost 1-3 to South Korea in a friendly match in Busan.
In February 2014, in a friendly match in the United States, Klinsmann led the US team to a 2-0 victory over South Korea.
Klinsmann and former South Korea coach Paulo Bento met in the group stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where they drew 2-2 as coach of Portugal and the United States respectively.
Michael Muller, an official of the Korean Football Association, will hold a press conference on the appointment of Klinsmann at 2 pm (local time) on the 28th.