Kim Ki-dong (52) has been named the 15th head coach of FC Seoul.
FC Seoul said, “Kim Ki-dong has excellent tactical skills and strong leadership qualities.
He is in line with the club’s philosophy and direction of playing fun and dynamic soccer.
We believe he is the right person to transform the team into a team that is not easily defeated,” the club said on Thursday.
Terms of the contract, including salary, were not disclosed.
FC Seoul, which reached 400,000 home fans for the first time in its history this season, hopes the new coach’s “maneuverable soccer” will help with marketing, including attracting fans.
FC Seoul said, “Coach Kim Ki-dong excels at targeting opponents based on a complete tactical system.
He utilizes a variety of data to develop high-quality strategies and shows quick judgment and coping skills such as eight colors.”
Kim Ki-dong, who began his professional career in 1991 with Pohang and played as a midfielder in the K League for Yugong, has 501 career appearances in the K League (2nd all-time field player). 바카라사이트
After retiring as a player, he turned to coaching, starting with the U-23 national soccer team in 2013, before becoming Pohang’s head coach in 2019.
After winning the 2020 K League Manager of the Year award and leading the team to a runner-up finish in the 2021 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, Kim cemented his status as an accomplished coach by presenting the Football Association (FA) Cup trophy to Pohang this year.
“I’m grateful to FC Seoul.
I will do my best to show you that you made the right choice. I think it’s my role to recreate the glory of FC Seoul.
I will do my best to live up to their expectations.”
Kim will take a break from overseas until the end of the year to plan for next season, and will hold his inaugural press conference upon his return.