‘Netherlands→Portugal→Germany’… Changes in foreign coaching trends in Korean soccer

The flow of foreign soccer leaders in Korea is changing.

The Korean national soccer team has appointed nine foreign coaches. Anatoly Byshovets (Russia), who took the helm in the mid-1990s, and eight others are foreign coaches who took over in the 21st century. If these 8 people are divided by nationality, there are 4 Dutch, 2 Portuguese, and 2 Germans.

Coach Guus Hiddink (Netherlands) boarded a plane to Korea two years before the opening of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. After Hiddink wrote the legend of the World Cup semifinals in Korea and Japan, he often met Dutch coaches. Johannes Bonfrere, Dick Advocaat, and Pim Verbeck led the national team in succession.

When they left the Korean national team and moved to coach European professional teams, they used to hire Korean players. Representatively, coach Hiddink recruited Park Ji-sung and Lee Young-pyo when he became head coach of PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Later, Park Ji-sung and Lee Young-pyo upgraded and left for Manchester United and Tottenham respectively.

Advocaat took over as manager of Zenit in Russia right after the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Advocaat recruited Ho Lee and Dongjin Kim to Zenit. 메이저놀이터 They toured the European stage with Russian star star Andrei Arshavin.

The performance of Dutch soccer players continued until the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The national team was led by domestic leaders Huh Jeong-moo, Cho Kwang-rae, Choi Kang-hee, Hong Myung-bo and Shin Tae-yong coaches. The 2010 World Cup in South Africa was led by coach Huh Jung-moo, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was coached by Hong Myung-bo, and the 2018 World Cup in Russia was led by coach Shin Tae-yong.

Right after the World Cup in Russia, Paulo Bento (Portugal) took over the baton. He is the second Portuguese coach since Umberto Coelho’s brief stint in 2003. Coach Bento led the national team for 4 years and 5 months until the 2022 Qatar World Cup finals. He set a record for the longest tenure as a coach of the Korean national soccer team. Coach Bento wrote the history of advancing to the World Cup round of 16 for the first time in 12 years and returned home with applause.

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