It was pitiful, miserable, and embarrassing. The Korea Football Association (KFA) held a press conference on the 28th of last month to explain the background of coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59, Germany), who was appointed as the new national team head coach, by Michael Müller, head of the National Team Strengthening Committee (Germany), and said, “The worst ever.” ‘ event.
The task of selecting a successor for former coach Paulo Bento (Portugal), who achieved the feat of advancing to the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, was focused throughout, and public opinion changed and buzzed every time candidates were released through major foreign media.

That’s why Chairman Mueller’s press conference received a lot of attention. In the summer of 2018, there was a lot of negative public opinion when Bento was appointed, but at the time, Chairman Kim Pan-gon (current Malaysian coach) changed ‘concern’ to ‘expect’ with an accurate and clear explanation.

However, ‘maybe’ quickly changed to ‘as expected’. In the Q&A, which was relayed in real time through various online channels, alumni and alumni answers were repeated for over an hour, and the frustration and curiosity were not resolved at all, but instead, sharp criticism and criticism were lined up.

Immediately after taking office, Chairman Müller formed a committee that included six members, including Tae-ha Park, head of the Technical Committee of the Pro Football Federation, Incheon United coach Jo Seong-hwan, Gwangju FC coach Lee Jeong-hyo, and Chungbuk Cheongju coach Choi Yoon-gyeom, to select the “Post Bento”.

But it was an act of catering. There was not a single normal process. At the first video conference on January 25, Chairman Müller recited the criteria for appointment and then listed only ‘obvious’ stories such as living in Korea and watching many K-League games. Afterwards, there was no communication at all, but on the 27th of last month, a second meeting was suddenly held and the members in attendance were notified that Klinsman had been appointed.

On the other hand, someone (?) worked hard during this period. After selecting 61 candidates on January 12, some of what Müller identified as “we” narrowed them down to 23 candidates. Then, on January 26, it was reduced to five people, and an online meeting was held from January 30 to February 1, and two people were selected as final candidates, and director Klinsman, who was the priority, was selected.

While some of them worked diligently in top secret, the committee was thoroughly excluded. Only Chairman Mueller and “us” knew who the alternative candidates were and how compressed they were. With the full support of then-KFA executive director Hong Myung-bo (now Ulsan Hyundai coach), former chairman Kim and members watched hundreds of game videos and various leadership reports, narrowing down candidates one by one and sharing the contact process, which was completely different from five years ago. Many footballers said, “In the first place, the committee was a maid, and KFA needed people to stand up like a windshield or folding screen. This is why he clicks his tongue, saying, “I went back 10 or 20 years ago. 메이저사이트

There is one more thing that must be pointed out here. In July 2021, KFA silently revised Article 52 of the Articles of Incorporation (National Representative Power Reinforcement Committee) after Hong left and the new executive branch was installed. In this process, very sensitive and sensitive content was changed. Previously, the content of ‘management of men’s and women’s national teams and over 15 years of age (U-15) team’ was changed to ‘purpose of advice and consultation on the operation of men’s and women’s national teams and over 18 years of age (U-18) national team’.

KFA, which reduced the most independent and leading organization to ‘advisory’ in an instant, even established an innovative and revolutionary director appointment process called ‘orientation → notification’. In the end, it can be assumed that Chairman Muller did not lead like former Chairman Kim by appointing manager Klinsman, and naturally did not have much to say at the press conference. The KFA under the leadership of Chairman Chung Mong-kyu, who has already been erased from the world of international soccer, gave another yellow card to itself despite the system destruction.

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