Will coach Jurgen Klinsmann and Korea Football Association President Chung Mong-kyu split.
An official of the Korea Football Association said after Klinsmann’s return press conference on the 8th, “We have yet to discuss Klinsmann’s future internally.” He only told me that there will be a general discussion on the management of the national team, including the Asian Cup, rather than coach Klinsmann’s future. He informed that the discussion will be held through a meeting led by the National Team Strengthening Committee led by Michael Mueller, chairman of the National Team Strengthening Power, and Hwang Ji-soo, head of the technical division.
However, it remains to be seen whether the committee, which has been notorious since Klinsmann was appointed, will proceed properly. In February last year, Michael Mueller, chairman of the association’s committee on strengthening national team capabilities, said at a press conference on the appointment of Klinsmann that there were only two meetings of the committee on strengthening national team capabilities.
The last meeting was virtually a notification of the appointment of Klinsmann. This is because the official announcement of the appointment of Klinsmann’s national team was made on the day of the meeting of the National Team Power Enhancement Committee. This was the reason why doubts arose about whether the opinions of the members of the National Team Power Enhancement Committee were properly reflected in the process of appointing Klinsmann. It is very doubtful that the National Team Power Enhancement Committee will be able to function properly now.
Crucially, whether Klinsmann will attend or not is undecided, as he should participate in the 월카지노도메인 national team’s power reinforcement committee and listen to other experts’ opinions on the competition and the national team. After Klinsmann’s return press conference, an association official said, “The coach will have a meeting with the officials. And the national team’s power reinforcement committee is in touch with the committee members. The time, place, timing and method will be decided soon. We don’t know whether he will attend the committee yet.”
Given the moves Klinsmann has shown so far, it is highly likely that he will not attend the National Team Strengthening Committee. At the press conference in his return, he said, “I will leave the country around next week. After going and taking a short break, I will go to Europe for now and watch the game after seeing the schedule of Lee Kang-in, Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae and other players.”
Analysts say that even if the discussions are held without Klinsmann at the national team’s power reinforcement committee, which had been nominal until now, it will not have much of an impact on Klinsmann’s future. Consequently, the trend is narrowing to say that whether Klinsmann will be replaced or not is up to Chung Mong-gyu, president of the association.
According to Klinsmann, the two are still in good relationship. “I had two meetings with Chairman Chung Mong-gyu on the spot. Over coffee, we talked a lot about the competition in particular. We also talked a lot about positive things we saw during the competition. On a big scale, it’s a competition, but we talked a lot about the game because we started analyzing each game. We talked a lot about bad parts, such as losing points, because it’s definitely something we need to supplement,” he explained.
Klinsmann also seems to have talked about Chung’s future blueprint. “We also talked about how we should prepare for the upcoming two consecutive games against Thailand,” Klinsmann said.
Chung played a decisive role in the selection of Klinsmann. If Klinsmann is replaced with his own hands, he is effectively admitting his failure. Attention is focusing on whether Chung, who has already apologized to the entire nation for his decision to pardon 100 soccer players, including match-fixers, will admit his mistake once again.