Looking back at Jurgen Klinsmann’s (58) coaching career.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 27th, “We have appointed coach Klinsmann from Germany as the new head coach of the national soccer team. The contract period with coach Klinsmann is about 3 years and 5 months from March to the 2026 World Cup finals in North and Central America.” did.
Coach Klinsmann was a world-class striker representing Germany as a player. He participated in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and consecutively competed in the European Championships (Euro) in 1988, 1992 and 1996. He went on to participate in three consecutive World Cups from 1990 to 1994 and 1998. In particular, he played a key role in helping Germany win the 1990 World Cup in Italy and the 1996 European Championship.
The club team career is also splendid. He played for clubs such as VfB Stuttgart, Bayern Munich (Germany), Inter Milan (Italy) and Tottenham (England). Only Klins as his leader is different. Here’s a look back at his leadership career.
◇Upper Part: Reviving the Rusty Tank Corps
Jurgen Klinsmann’s (58) early directorial career was ‘Flower Road’.
As mentioned earlier, Klinsmann was a world-renowned striker. Because of this, great attention was paid to his move after his retirement, but he took a break for a while.
But the motherland called only Klins. The runner-up in 2002 relied heavily on the capabilities of Michael Ballack and Oliver Kahn, and the German national team was greatly shaken, such as Euro 2000 1 draw 2 losses and Euro 2004 2 draws 1 loss. It was a time when the word rusty tank corps continued to come out.
The German Football Association made a truly unconventional move, appointing Klinsmann, who had a poor leadership experience, as the manager. At worst it was a gamble, at best it was a decision to drop everything and start over.
This decision literally hit the jackpot. The German national team, led by coach Klinsmann, announced a revival by finishing third at the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in their home country. In this tournament, Germany recorded only one loss in the semi-finals, and that was also an overtime match against champions Italy.
As always when things are going well, manager Klinsman’s judgment worked well. First of all, coach Klinsman, who emphasized his physical strength throughout his football life. The same was true while leading the German national team, which gave them a top-notch physical edge. This became an opportunity for the tank corps to show off its majesty, and later influenced FC Bayern Munich.
In addition, coach Klinsman brought out his potential through competition. It was only Klins who selected stars who would lead the next 10 years, such as Philip Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger, and gave them a chance. He also dismissed Oliver Kahn, the hero of the 2002 World Cup, and hired Jens Lehmann. 먹튀검증 It was also Klinsman who fully supported David Odoncore, a mixed-race black player who had not been well accepted until then.
These cases gave the perception that there is no ‘perfect starter’ within the German national team, and had the effect of encouraging all players in the squad. Coach Klinsman showed that ‘use good players’, so there was no reason for the players not to do their best.
There is also criticism that the tactical part was left to assistant coach Joachim Löw and showed a specialized aspect on the management side. However, this is something that should be praised. In the end, it is the director who makes the decision, and it means that the person who can demonstrate the best capacity is selected and used well.
The third-place finish at the 2006 World Cup was more than just a favorable performance. It reformed German football in general and brought many positive things. It was the essence of what our national team expects from Klinsman. Even until this point, director Klinsman had nothing to criticize, but soon this public opinion will change.