Jürgen Klinsmann: After a long dry spell in football: is Klinsi now hiring in Asia?

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USA – That would be a spectacular comeback! Returns globetrotter Jürgen Klinsmann (58) back on the international football stage? Discussions are already underway with his potential new employer.

Does Jürgen Klinsmann (58) soon have a new sporting challenge?

Does Jürgen Klinsmann (58) soon have a new sporting challenge? © Andreas Gora/dpa

As reported by Kicker, ex-German national player Jürgen Klinsmann (58) is said to be in talks as an association coach in South Korea.

The rumors about the native of Göppingen are fueled by the resignation of the previous South Korean national coach Paulo Bento (53) after his World Cup in Qatar.

The fact that Michael Müller (57), a German technical director, was installed at the Taeguk Warriors, as the South Korean selection is known in specialist circles, at the beginning of January also speaks in favor of Klinsmann being committed. He had also worked for the DFB before and worked there in the youth field.

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According to Kicker information, former Bundesliga player Du-Ri Cha (42) is said to have established contact between the South Korean association and Klinsmann. Both belonged to a FIFA technical working group at the desert World Cup in Qatar.

The former Bundesliga legionnaire has already acted as an assistant coach for South Korea in the past (2017 and 2018) and could have given the Swabian the decisive motivation and technical expertise for this job.

Jürgen Klinsmann (58, left) next to the recently deceased Brazilian soccer legend Pelé († 82).

Jürgen Klinsmann (58, left) next to the recently deceased Brazilian soccer legend Pelé († 82). © Hannibal Hanschke/dpa

Former top striker Jürgen Klinsmann can look back on a very eventful and successful playing and coaching career.

Among other things, the ambitious Californian by choice became a world and European champion as a player, coached the DFB team from 2004 to 2006, with whom he provided the notorious “summer fairy tale” at the 2006 home World Cup.

Klinsmann was national coach of the USA from 2011 to 2016. His greatest successes in the States included winning the Gold Cup in 2013 and reaching the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup.

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At club level, however, “Klinsi” was far less convincing: in 2009 he experienced a frustrating time with the German record champions FC Bayern Munich, even had to resign before the end of the season and things didn’t go any better at Hertha BSC in 2019.

Klinsmann had big plans with the self-proclaimed “Big City Club”, but they failed miserably and after just three months he left the capital prematurely, not least because of internal quarrels with the club’s management.

Is Klinsmann’s third term as national coach in the Far East imminent? It’s still pure speculation, since a signature is pending …

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