Jurgen Klinsmann is appointed as the new manager of South Korea on a contract until after the 2026 World Cup… three years after his last role in Germany – which only lasted 10 weeks!
- Tottenham Hotspur legend Jurgen Klinsmann will link up with Son Heung-min
- Klinsmann has not had a managerial role since leaving Hertha Berlin in 2020
- It will be 58-year-old’s third international post following Germany and USA spells
Jurgen Klinsmann has been named the new South Korea head coach.
The former Germany and United States boss replaces Paulo Bento, who stepped down in December after he guided the nation to the last-16 of the World Cup in Qatar.
Klinsmann’s last managerial role was at Hertha Berlin in 2020 but he left his position following only 10 weeks with the Bundesliga outfit.
Ex-Tottenham striker Klinsmann will work with Spurs forward Son Heung-min and take charge of his first South Korea match next month when they face Colombia on March 24 and Uruguay March 28.
The 58-year-old has signed a contract to run until after the 2026 World Cup and will be based in Korea.
Jurgen Klinsmann has been named as the new manager of the South Korea national team
South Korea reached the last-16 of the World Cup before being knocked out by Brazil
Tottenham Hotspur legend Jurgen Klinsmann will link up with Spurs star Son Heung-min
‘I am very happy and honoured to be the head coach of the Korean national soccer team,’ Klinsmann said.
‘I am well aware that the Korean national team has been continuously developing and producing results over a long period of time.
‘I feel honoured to be following in the footsteps of great coaches who have directed the Korean national team from Guus Hiddink to former coach Paulo Bento.
‘I will do my best to achieve successful results in the upcoming Asian Cup and 2026 World Cup.’
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