Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham)’s ‘old teacher’ Thorsten Fink (56, Germany) and former coach Al-Nassr (Saudi Arabia) expressed interest in the Korean national soccer team coaching position.
His agent said in an email interview with Yonhap News on the 22nd, “I have not received an official offer from the Korea Football Association,” but said, “Leading a national team at this level is his ultimate goal as a leader.”
He continued, “The German director is evaluated as having the best leadership in the world. Former director Pink will also go well with Korea,” he emphasized.
Representative Lee said, “Recently, it has become important to understand the social and cultural background of each country surrounding football,” and mentioned the achievements made on the East Asian stage along with the former coach Pink’s cold-hearted aspect.
In the middle of the 2019 season, he was selected as a “relief pitcher” for Vissel Kobe, a Japanese professional football team that fell to 13th place. 먹튀검증
In addition, he had a relationship with Son Heung-min, the representative of the national team, during his time in Hamburg (Germany).
Son Heung-min, who received his full support, scored 12 goals in the 2012-2013 season league alone and spread his wings.
In 2011, right before joining Hamburg, he coached Park Joo-ho (Suwon FC) as the head coach of Basel (Switzerland), and in 2017, he used Lee Jin-hyun (Daejeon) in Austria Vienna (Austria).
In Kobe in 2019, when he expanded his activities to Japan, he also worked with national team goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu (Al-Shabaab).
He played as a midfielder for 10 years at Bayern Munich, a prestigious European football club, and played only in Germany from the late 1980s to the mid-2000s.
After retiring from active duty in 2006, former coach Pink, who walked the path of a leader straight away, left Kobe in 2020, went through Riga (Latvia) and took the baton of Al Nasr in May of last year, but broke up after six months.
After former head coach Paulo Bento (54) stepped down, the Korea Football Association (KFA) is looking for a new head coach by setting up a National Team Reinforcement Committee led by Michael Müller.
While the name of former Valencia coach Jose Bordalas (59, Spain) was mentioned as a candidate through Spanish media, the Korea Football Association said, “Considering the specificity of the manager appointment negotiations, all future processes will be conducted in private.”