Reporter Park Dae-ro = With Jurgen Klinsmann (59), a legendary German player, being mentioned as a strong candidate for the Korean national soccer team coach, Klinsmann is expected to become the second German coach ever.
The German coach who led the national team earlier was head coach Uli Stielike. Coach Stielike led the team from September 24, 2014 to June 15, 2017, conducting the 2015 Asian Cup (Australia), 2015 East Asian Cup (China), and 2018 Russia World Cup qualifiers. Stielike was criticized for his poor performance in the World Cup qualifiers and was sacked before the finals.
The country that has produced the most Korean national team coaches is the Netherlands. Following Guus Hiddink, Joe Bonfrere, Dick Advocaat and Pim Verbeck are all from the Netherlands.
Coach Hiddink took the helm from January 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002 and led the 2001 Confederations Cup, 2002 North & Central America Gold Cup, and 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup finals, writing the legend of the first ever World Cup semifinal.
From June 24, 2004 to August 23, 2005, coach Bonfrere led the 2004 Asian Cup (China), 2005 East Asian Cup (Korea) and 2006 Germany World Cup qualifiers. Bonfrere resigned after finishing last in the 2005 East Asian Cup and losing 0-1 in Germany’s 2006 World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia.
From October 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006, Advocaat coached the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany and the 2007 Asian Cup qualifiers. Advocaat achieved his first ever away World Cup victory at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, but quit after failing to advance to the round of 16 with 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss in the group stage.
Coach Verbeck replaced Advocaat and led the 2006 Doha Asian Games and the 2007 Asian Cup from July 1, 2006 to August 3, 2007. Verbeek resigned after failing to meet expectations of third place in the Asian Cup and poor scoring by the attacking team.
Portugal is the next country with the most directors. Head coaches Humberto Coelho and Paulo Bento are from Portugal.
From February 3, 2003 to April 19, 2004, Coelho coached the 2003 East Asian Cup (Japan), 2004 Asian Cup qualifiers and 2006 World Cup qualifiers in Germany. Coelho lost to Vietnam and Oman in the second round of the 2003 Asian Cup qualifiers, and in a situation where criticism increased, Coelho was sacked after a 0-0 draw in the 2006 World Cup away match against the weak Maldives in 2004. 메이저놀이터
From August 22, 2018 to December 6 last year, Bento led the 2019 UAE Asian Cup, 2019 East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) E-1 Championship, 2022 EAFF E-1 Championship, and 2022 Qatar World Cup. Bento led Korea to the World Cup round of 16 for the first time in 12 years since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
There was also a director from Ukraine. Anatoly Byshovets coached the 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games and the 1995 Dynasty Cup (Hong Kong) from July 24, 1994 to February 26, 1995. Bishovets raised the power of the national team with scientific training methods, but left behind poor results such as 4th place in the 1994 Asian Games and failure to advance to the quarterfinals in the 1996 Olympics.
There were more foreign coaches who directed national teams by age group, not national team A.
The first foreign leader in history was Graham Adams from England who came to Korea in 1971. Coach Adams initially assisted coach Han Hong-ki, who was in his 30s, but when the team failed to qualify for the 1972 Munich Olympics in September of the same year, the Korea Football Association sent Adams to various parts of the country as a traveling coach to teach advanced soccer.
German-born Detmar Kramer came to Korea in 1991 and mainly coached the Olympic team (under 23). Kramer made it to the Olympics after 28 years, but after a conflict with domestic soccer players, he resigned ahead of the Barcelona Olympics and returned to Germany.