Its Hong Jun-pyo Calls for Klinsmann’s Dismissal

“It’s a Matter of National Pride”… Hong Jun-pyo Calls for Klinsmann’s Dismissal

Daegu Mayor Hong Jun-pyo has repeatedly called for the dismissal of national soccer team coach Jurgen Klissmann.

Mayor Hong posted on his Facebook page on the 13th, “If you keep crying over an incompetent coach and leave him alone because of the penalty, how are you going to deal with the public anger that arises every time you play soccer?” He added, “The loss of national energy will far exceed the penalty.” He said.

Mayor Hong directly criticized Korea Football Association President Chung Mong-gyu, saying, “Klinsmann’s behavior is a matter of national prestige and national pride. 온라인카지노

If such an incompetent manager was appointed due to a personal relationship with the president of the Korea Football Association, the president of the Korea Football Association is not qualified to be the president of the Korea Football Association.”

He pressed, “Looking at the reports, it appears that he was appointed as a personal friend, so instead of holding the people hostage, the president of the Football Association should take personal responsibility for the dismissal.”

Mayor Hong said, “The concern that if (Klinsmann) is fired, there will be no more foreign coaches coming, which is typical behavior of a country underdeveloped in soccer that belittles itself.”

Since the 7th, when the Korean national soccer team was eliminated in the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, Mayor Hong has posted a total of six posts calling for Klinsmann’s dismissal.

Meanwhile, executives from the Korea Football Association held a meeting that day and discussed Coach Klinsmann’s future.

While Chairman Chung Mong-gyu was absent, full-time Vice-Chairman Kim Jeong-bae, former Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism who took office in May of last year, presided over the event, with Vice Chairman Jang Oe-ryong, Lee Seok-jae and Choi Young-il, Power Strengthening Committee Chairman Michael Müller, Competition Committee Chairman Jeong Hae-seong, Jury Chairman Lee Jeong-min, Technical Committee Chairman Lee Im-saeng and Hwang Bo-kwan.

The head of the technology division and Jeon Han-jin, the head of the management division, attended.

National team led by Coach Klinsmann was defeated 0-2 by Jordan in the semifinals of the Asian Cup, failing to regain the throne for the first time in 64 years.

The national team was criticized by fans for its disappointing performance, which did not allow it to overwhelm its opponents throughout the tournament.

After the team was eliminated in the semifinals, public opinion boiled over, criticizing Coach Klinsmann for not letting star players active in Europe demonstrate their skills properly and for showing a smiling face even after failing to achieve his goal.

As public opinion grew stronger over the dismissal of Coach Klinsmann after the Asian Cup, the Football Association held a meeting the day before with Hwang Bo-kwan, head of the technical headquarters, and Müller, head of the power strengthening committee, and then held a meeting of former players to look back on the Asian Cup.