‘What kind of adviser is the National University?’… The reason why Klinsman and the association ‘persuaded’ despite Cha Du-ri’s ‘rejection’
An unfamiliar position called Technical Advisor (Technical Advisor) has appeared in the Korean national soccer team. Cha Doo-ri (42), head of the Youth Enhancement Office at FC Seoul, takes this position.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced at the먹튀검증 inauguration press conference held at the Paju National Training Center (NFC) on the afternoon of the 9th that “the contract period between Adviser Cha Du-ri and the Football Association is until the 2024 Qatar Asian Cup, which will be held in January next year.” .
At the same time, FC Seoul also said, “Cha Doo-ri, head of the Youth Enhancement Office, will serve as an advisor for the national soccer team. While performing the existing FC Seoul duties, he plans to serve as an advisor for the national team during the A-Match call-up period.”
Advisor is a position that usually exists on the club team. It’s hard to find in the national team. Former manager Alex Ferguson took on a similar role as technical advisor at Manchester United. Park Ji-sung was appointed as an advisor to Jeonbuk Hyundai in the K-League in 2021. My current position is Technical Director. Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo took over as Jeonbuk advisor.
Then, why did Director Cha Doo-ri rise to the position of ‘National Team Advisor’? A football official said, “Coach Klinsman wanted to call Director Cha Doo-ri to the national team. The Korea Football Association offered Director Cha to join the national team coaching staff, but Director Cha politely declined the offer,” he said.
Director Klinsman has experience working with advisor Cha Du-ri. The two met as members of the International Football Federation (FIFA) Technical Research Group (TSG) at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Seven members, including Arsene Wenger and Alberto Zaccheroni, were members of TSG. Chief Cha was the only Asian soccer player.
In addition, Mr. Cha is fluent in German as he was born in Germany. It means that he is a Korean footballer who can have the most sincere conversation with coach Klinsman. Cha Doo-ri’s father, director Cha Bum-geun, also has a close relationship with manager Klinsman. He can always listen to manager Klinsman’s concerns and give him advice.