Coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s first win is delayed. Since 2000, he has not recorded a first win for the longest period among foreign coaches, and is also close to the longest record among Koreans and foreigners.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Klinsman, drew 1-1 against El Salvador at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 20th. Coach Klinsman, who failed to win in 4 games after his debut and only drew 2 and lost 2, became the longest foreign coach in history who did not win his first win. Previously, it was Guus Hiddink’s three games. Coach Hiddink failed to win in his first three matches after taking office, and started in earnest with a 4-1 win against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in his fourth match.
Including Korean coaches,온라인카지노 coach Hong Myung-bo and coach Shin Tae-yong were the last to win their first game in 5 games. When coach Choi Kang-hee resigned after winning a ticket to the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, coach Hong, who succeeded him, failed to taste victory in four games after his debut. Then, in the fifth game, a friendly against Haiti, they won 4-1 and took a breather. Coach Shin, who took over the helm after coach Uliš Tilike was sacked, also managed only 2 draws and 2 losses in his first 4 matches, and escaped the crisis by winning 2-1 against Colombia.
Coach Klinsman needs to win the fifth game to not become the last coach in the 21st century. The next A match call is in September, and at this time, a European expedition is scheduled. Their first opponent is Wales on September 7, and their FIFA ranking is 26th, a formidable opponent that is higher than Korea, which ranks 27th. With many European teams qualifying for Euro 2024 in September, the second opponent is looking for a team from another continent. It is not easy for Klinsmann to make the best of the Asian Games team, as he has to give the Asian Games national team players such as Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) and Jung Woo-young (Freiburg) as well as wild card players for the Hangzhou Asian Games held at the end of September. Manager Klinsman’s winless period could be longer than expected.