When he first arrived in South Korea, Jürgen Klinsmann (59) promised to “stay in South Korea,” but now he is doing the exact opposite. He has since explained his decision, but it doesn’t seem to be enough to calm down soccer fans who already feel betrayed.

바카라사이트 Klinsmann, who coaches the South Korean adult national soccer team, gave his thoughts on the controversy over his frequent overseas trips in an online press conference on the 17th. Calling himself a “workaholic,” he explained that he was doing a lot of invisible work overseas. He gave a plausible reason, but a closer look reveals that he was asking for an understanding of remote command.

Klinsmann, who was appointed in March, drew criticism from fans when he took a month-long vacation abroad immediately after the June A-Match. He will leave again on Sept. 1 for his birthday and a charity event, bypassing South Korea and going directly to Cardiff, Wales, for the Sept. 8 exhibition match between South Korea and Wales.

When Klinsmann took over the reins of the Korean national team, he promised to be based in the country, but in the five months since his appointment, he has actually spent less than 70 days in the country. This is where the ‘working from home’ and ‘remote coaching’ controversy came in. The controversy is intensifying as the team hasn’t won its first game in the last four A matches (two draws and two losses).

[OSEN=Ulsan, Reporter Choi Kyu-han] The South Korean national soccer team held an open training session with fans at Munsu Football Stadium in Ulsan on the morning of the 25th. A team coach Klinsmann and advisor Cha Doo-ri talked during the training. 2023.03.25 / dreamer@osen.co.kr

[OSEN=Paju, Dae-sun Lee] The South Korean national football team, led by new head coach Klinsmann, held an official training session at the National Training Center (NFC) in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, on the morning of March 22. Advisor Chaduri talks to the players. 2023.03.22 /sunday@osen.co.kr

Instead of Coach Klinsmann overseas, Advisor Chaduri and Coach Michael Kim (Kim Young-min) are busy on the field in Korea. It has been said that K League players have to catch the eye of these two coaches, not Klinsmann, in order to be selected for the national team.

It is natural for managers to collaborate with coaches, but the quality of the conversations in the absence of the manager on the field is questionable. Especially when it comes to player selection.

Klinsmann has repeatedly emphasized that while he is physically away, he is not neglecting his duties as head coach of the Korean national team to the point of concern. He even used the word “workaholic.

He emphasized that he has frequent discussions with coaches in Korea and checks in on overseas players whenever he can. He explained that when he was in Korea, he watched everything from college games to K League games.

“I watched quite a few games (when I was in Korea),” Klinsmann said. I watched not only K League 1 but also K League 2 games. “When I was abroad, my advisor Chaduri and coach Michael Kim were constantly watching Korean games. In Europe, the Köpke-Herzog-Stringara coaching staff is in constant contact with international players and clubs,” he said.

“I don’t want to blame anybody for the misunderstandings and the lack of understanding that comes from the ‘otherness’ of it all. I don’t want to blame anybody for the negativity, for the questioning, for the ‘why isn’t the coach here’ or ‘why isn’t he showing up for this game’. I think it’s understandable for fans to think that way,” he added.

[OSEN=Sung-Rak Kim] On the afternoon of the 22nd, a press conference was held at the Jongno-gu Football Hall in Seoul, South Korea, with coach Klinsmann and the coaching staff. Korean national soccer team coach Klinsmann answers questions from the press. 2023.06.22 /ksl0919@osen.co.kr

[OSEN=Sung-Rak Kim] On the afternoon of June 22, a press conference was held at the Jongno Football Hall in Jongno-gu, Seoul, with the head coach of the South Korean national soccer team, Klinsmann, and the coaching staff. The press conference of Korean national soccer team coach Klinsmann and the coaching staff is in progress. 2023.06.22 /ksl0919@osen.co.kr

He added that he wants to develop Korean soccer with a broader perspective.

“I think I need to do what I can internationally to make a bigger picture,” Klinsmann said. I talk a lot, both internally and externally, and I study a lot about modern soccer trends, or how other countries operate, or even what trends other sports have. I am constantly thinking about how to incorporate this into the development of Korean soccer,” he said, explaining that he is working behind the scenes and giving 120 percent. He calls himself a workaholic.

It may sound like a lot, but Klinsmann still found time for personal charity meetings and Bundesliga ambassadorships in the run-up to a crucial September away A match. “In July and August (my personal schedule) was before I signed the contract with the Korean Football Association (KFA),” he explains.

According to Klinsmann, his stay in South Korea was not going to work out even before he took over as head coach of the Korean national team. It’s easy to imagine that the KFA realized this. However, when he was appointed, Klinsmann pledged to stay in Korea, saying, “As a Korean coach, it’s natural for me to stay in Korea.”

As if he had forgotten his promise, he has been practicing ‘remote management’. Perhaps conscious of the criticism, Klinsmann called for an online press conference, but in response to fans’ wishes for him to stay in Korea and focus on Korean soccer, he did not give a straightforward answer but simply listed the reasons why he was forced to stay abroad. The sense of betrayal felt by soccer fans is unlikely to go away. Read more at /jinju217@osen.co.kr

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