‘Chaminator’ Cha Doo-ri (43), youth director of FC Seoul, is unlikely to assist ‘Post Bento’ Jurgen Klinsman, the new A national team coach.
On the 27th, multiple soccer officials familiar with the situation of the Korea Football Association hinted, “Three weeks ago, the association nominated coach Klinsman as the final candidate for the A national team, and then went through the process of persuading to appoint Director Cha Doo-ri as a Korean coach, but failed.” .
The association officially announced on the same day that Klinsmann was appointed as the new head coach of the A national team. Among the detailed conditions, what needs to be coordinated is the number of coaches who will assist the coach먹튀검증. The association is known to have offered the right to appoint two foreign coaches. When Bento took the lead of the national team, he used Portuguese head coach Sergio Costa, goalkeeper coach Vitor Silvest and video power analyst, and physical coach Pedro Pereira. The Korean coaches were Choi Tae-wook and Michael Kim.
It is known that the association has two domestic coaches in mind this time as well. Among them, the name of Director Cha was mentioned as influential. Cha Doo-ri, who was born in Germany, played for a number of German teams during his active career, including Leverkusen, Bielefeld, Frankfurt, Mainz, Koblenz, and Freiburg, and is evaluated as a “German barrel”. His leadership training was also received in Germany. He obtained his UEFA-A license in Germany.
He also has a career as an A national team coach. I worked as a power analyst when I was former coach of the national team Uli Stielike, and after former coach Shin Tae-yong took the helm of the national team, I was with the 2018 World Cup in Russia as a coach.
Director Cha is also familiar with coach Klinsman. During the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he had a relationship with new coach Klinsman as a member of the Technical Study Group (TSG) of the International Football Federation (FIFA).
However, Director Cha rejected the association’s persuasion. Multiple officials said, “Chief Cha has put a lot of effort into Europeanizing the FC Seoul youth system and wants to focus on it.”
Former Lion City coach Kim Do-hoon and former Guam women’s soccer team coach Kim Sang-hoon are also on the rise. Former manager Kim had coached for 10 years before becoming manager of Incheon. Starting with Seongnam Ilhwa coach of Seongnam FC in 2005, he has served as coach of Gangwon FC and head coach of the under-19 national team. After retiring from active duty in 2004, former coach Kim Sang-hoon, who is fluent in English, took a leadership training program in England and assisted former Ulsan coach Kim Ho-gon from 2010, making a contribution to winning the Asian Champions League in 2012.