This Monday morning jurgen klinsmann was named as South Korea’s new coach as announced by the federation of the Asian country.
The Korean Football Association (KFA) explained that the German coach signed a contract until the end of the 2026 World Cup, although Financial details were not disclosed. of the contract.
Klinsmann, 58, will reside in South Korea for the duration of his contract and will be officially presented to all the fans this Tuesday, February 28 through the official channels of the selection, as anticipated by the federation on social networks.
The debut of the former world champion as a player in Italy 90 and of the 2013 Gold Cup as coach of the United States, He will debut on the bench of the South Koreans on March 24when the Asian team faces Colombia in a friendly home game in the city of Uslan.
Four days later, the Asians will face the Uruguayan national team in another friendly
Klinsman replaces the Portuguese Paulo Bento at the South Korean bank, that was done in 2018 with the team, which he led to the quarterfinals in the 2019 Asian Cup and to the round of 16 in Qatar World Cup.
His debut, already in an official match, will probably be until November 2023, when South Korea begins the qualifying round for the 2026 World Cup.
The first trophy within reach will be the Asian Cup to be held in Qatar, almost certainly in early 2024, given the high temperatures in the emirate.
It is worth remembering that, as a player, Klinsmann, who played for Stuttgart, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, was captain in the German championships in the 1990 World Cup and in the 1996 Euro Cup.
As a coach, he coached Germany, whom he led to third place in the 2006 World Cup, and the United States, with whom he won the aforementioned Gold Cup. and reached the round of 16 of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Between 2019 and 2020 he trained, for just 10 weeks, Hertha Berlin.
*With information from EFE
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