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Recently, the Korea Football Association appointed Michael Müller, a German instructor, as the new head of the National Team Strengthening Committee. This greeting has a symbolic meaning in the history of Korean soccer administration in many ways. The head of the committee, which plays a pivotal role in managing the national team, has become a foreigner, not a Korean. As can often be seen in Europe, it was a greeting that could confirm that borders are now gradually collapsing in the football administration.
There must be several reasons for appointing a person from Europe as the head of the national power reinforcement committee. It is positive in that he is a person who can lead the advancement of the Korean national soccer team across all age groups through various networks and information he has in Europe.
Above all, I am pleased with this greeting in that administrative capabilities can be developed through an unlimited competition system. In the past, foreigners in the soccer world were mostly limited to technical parts such as players, leaders, and instructors. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the administration was entirely up to the Koreans, but with the appointment of Chairman Mueller, the practical manager was entrusted to a foreigner. It is significant in that it created an opportunity to absorb and develop their practical senses while working together, which allows us to see even the parts we have not seen before. 바카라
The appointment of Mueller is expected to have a positive impact on the players. Now, the national team players are playing in the European big leagues and experiencing the advanced system with their whole body. If you look at the medical team controversy, which has recently become a problem, you can see that the players want more detailed management away from the existing system anyway. If someone who is familiar with this culture and system, which has already taken root in Europe, supports the national team from the back, it seems that the dissatisfaction that the current players are feeling will be greatly reduced. And it will lead to the effect of focusing entirely on the national team.
The fact that such a personnel policy was implemented at the level of the Korea Football Association is highly likely to affect the K-League in the future. Clubs belonging to the Korea Professional Football Federation or the K-League may establish a ‘global front’ to pursue more advanced football administration. Of course, there may be institutional restrictions due to the conditions of the provincial and civil clubs, which must be bound by the ordinances of local governments. However, if foreign manpower with excellent experience and practical skills is put into administrative power, mainly for corporate clubs, and overall reforms are promoted, it is believed that provincial and civic clubs will eventually be able to follow the trend. In fact, Jeonbuk Hyundai is leading the trend, appointing former Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo as an advisor.
Of course, it is not known what outcome Chairman Müller will leave behind. This is because it will not be possible to blindly pursue reform while ignoring the reality of Korea, which is clearly different from Europe. Still, if Chairman Mueller succeeds, such a ripple effect can be expected, so this appointment can be said to be positive in many ways. This is why the football administration should pay attention to Chairman Müller’s reforms.