Son Heung-min Urges Patience in South Korean Football Coach Search

Son Heung-min, the star player of South Korea’s national football team, has advised the country’s football authorities not to rush in finding a permanent coach. This comes as former coach Jurgen Klinsmann speaks out against his sacking earlier this year. Son’s advice comes after his impressive performance, scoring two goals in South Korea’s 7-0 victory against Singapore in a World Cup qualifier.

The South Korean team has been playing under their second interim coach since Klinsmann’s departure, following a disappointing exit at the Asian Cup. With Kim Do-hoon currently serving as the caretaker coach, Son emphasized the importance of finding a coach that aligns with the team’s playing style. Despite the challenges of not having a permanent coach, Son highlighted the players’ efforts to adapt and perform well.

Klinsmann, who was fired after a year in charge, criticized the Korea Football Association for making him a scapegoat. The KFA’s search for Klinsmann’s successor faced setbacks, with top targets like Jesse Marsch opting for other opportunities. The KFA considered candidates from different backgrounds, including Senol Gunes and Herve Renard.

As South Korea continues its search for a permanent coach, Son’s message of patience and alignment in coaching philosophy resonates with the team’s aspirations for future success.