Director Jürgen Klinsmann, famous for being a “management director,” emphasized communication and confidence.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) officially announced on the 27th of last month that Jurgen Klinsmann was appointed as the new head coach of the national soccer team. The contract period is approximately 3 years and 5 months. Coach Klinsman will lead the Korean national soccer team until the upcoming 2026 World Cup finals in North and Central America.
Director Klinsman, who arrived at Incheon International Airport on the 8th, held a press conference for the inauguration of the manager at 2:00 pm on the 9th at Paju NFC. Director Klinsman gave a brief impression and then exchanged questions and answers with the reporters.
Throughout the press conference, the words manager Klinsman repeated were communication and confidence. When asked about how to utilize the players, especially Son Heung-min, the core of the national team, coach Klinsmann said, “I think communication is important. He will be able to get to know the players well if he directly communicates with them, and he tries to talk about what role each player can play through conversation. He thinks it is important to talk with the players, and he is looking forward to it,” he said, saying he would find a way through communication with the players.
Also, when asked about mid- to long-term goals, “Setting goals is important. Communication will help us achieve our goals together. First of all, I want to set high goals and tell the players that these goals are achievable goals.”
The word self-confidence also came up often. Regarding Korean football, coach Klinsman said, “I saw Korea at the World Cup in Qatar and identified areas that could improve. I think we can take a step forward through confidence and trust within the team. When I watched teams like Argentina, I realized that it takes a certain amount of faith and confidence to go all the way. I will give the team faith and confidence so that it can go beyond the group stage (at the World Cup),” he said, adding that he would instill confidence in the players.
Also, when asked what he wanted from the players, coach Klinsman mentioned his confidence again, saying, “I think it is important for the players to have confidence and adapt to the team.” 토토사이트
To classify the type, director Klinsman is closer to a ‘management manager’ than a ‘tactician manager’. Managerial coaches are not good tactically, but they are good at managing the squad. He focuses on motivating players by instilling a winning mentality during and after matches. Instead, the lack of tactical aspects needs to be supplemented by the head coach.
Director Klinsman revealed without hesitation that he is a management-type director through a senior press conference. There are some who criticize management-type directors for their lack of tactical competence, but it is impossible to say with certainty which style of director is better. For Klinsman, who has just started his tenure, the only thing he can do right now is to wait.