“Chairman Chung Mong-gyu must take responsibility and resign” Football Coaches Association statement released

Chung Mong-gyu, president of the Korea Football Association, is making an announcement regarding the future of national soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann at the Soccer Center in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of the 16th. The Football Association announced that after holding an emergency executive meeting this morning, they called Coach Klinsmann and informed him of his dismissal.

The Korea Football Coaches Association (hereinafter referred to as the Leaders Association), a new organization, called for the resignation of Chung Mong-gyu, president of the Korea Football Association.

The Leaders Association issued a statement on the 7th, saying, “Korean soccer is deteriorating due to the hasty administration of the current executive branch, which focuses only on the national team’s performance without taking care of the underdeveloped soccer base,” and added, “Chairman Chung Mong-gyu must take responsibility for this entire situation and step down immediately.” “I do,” he claimed.

Korean soccer was eliminated by Jordan in the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup held earlier this year, and last month, the U23 national team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong lost to Indonesia in the quarterfinals of the U23 Asian Cup and failed to advance to the Paris Olympics. did.

Korean men’s soccer failed to advance to the Olympic finals for the 10th consecutive time, and it was shocking as it was 40 years since the 1984 Los Angeles (LA) Games.

The Leaders’ Association criticized Coach Hwang Seon-hong’s sloppy management, including his appointment as temporary head coach of the A team in March, which brought about trouble.

The Leaders Association said, “(The series of events) was not an accidental result, but a predicted disaster,” and added, “We have been warning about the arbitrary selection of the manager for a long time, but Chairman Chung Mong-gyu and the executive branch ignored these concerns. “The result of this complacency in the preparation process was, as feared, a catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Korean soccer,” he pointed out.

The Leaders Association placed all responsibility on Chairman Chung. The Leaders Association pointed out, “The regime of Korea Football Association President Chung Mong-gyu, who took office in 2013, has destroyed all the status and pride of Korean football that had been painstakingly built up,” and added, “We all know that important and urgent fundamental issues have been covered up and ignored.” . The leaders’ association cited as examples last year’s attempt to pardon match-fixing soccer players, the unclear process of selecting coach Jurgen Klinsmann, and the mandatory participation system for U-22 players in the K-League introduced by Chairman Chung Mong-gyu when he was head of the Korea Professional Football League. The Leaders Association said, “We can no longer stand by and ignore the leadership of the Association, which has only achieved results and fruits by relying solely on the national team’s performance,” and added, “A representative example is the mandatory participation of players under the age of 21 in professional teams, which was promoted during President Chung’s tenure as an achievement. This system is opposed even by professional teams. There is severe opposition from the field, and there is no such system anywhere in the world. “This is depleting the academy soccer player base and destroying amateur soccer, the foundation of professional soccer.” In addition, in relation to the ‘complete promotion system’ encompassing professionals and amateurs promoted under President Chung’s regime, the Leaders’ Association said, “A strange phenomenon is occurring where K4 League teams are giving up on promotion to K3 because they do not meet the budget and standards for promotion. “He criticized it as a failed system. Meanwhile, the Leaders’ Association is a new organization that held its inaugural general meeting in February and was launched on the 9th of last month. Former Seogwipo High School coach Seol Dong-sik serves as president. 고스톱

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