Acting Jeonbuk Hyundai coach Kim Doo-hyun is initially only thinking about the games in front of him.
Kim opened up about his future as Jeonbuk’s next head coach ahead of the Hyundai Derby against Ulsan Hyundai in the 16th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on 3 March.
Jeonbuk is currently searching for a new full-time coach. Last season’s runners-up, Jeonbuk suffered an abysmal start to the season, dropping to 10th in the standings, before firing head coach Kim Sang-sik on 4 March and naming Kim Doo-hyun as acting head coach.
Under Kim, Jeonbuk turned things around.
Since his arrival, the club has recorded three wins, two draws and one loss in six league games, pushing them up to seventh in the standings with 21 points (six wins, three draws and seven losses).
Kim’s mercenary skills were on full display in the Hyundai Street Derby at Jeonbuk’s home turf, as second-half goals from Cho Kyu-sung and Moon Sun-min helped the club to a 2-0 victory over league leaders Ulsan.
With the team performing above expectations despite being in charge of a professional team for the first time in his career, Kim hoped that a good coach would take over as soon as possible and lead Jeonbuk to a rebound.
At a press conference ahead of the Hyundai Gaga Derby, Kim was asked about the appointment of the next head coach, including negotiations to replace Romanian coach Dan Petrescu, and the subsequent reshuffle of the coaching staff, to which he replied, “I haven’t heard anything at all.” “I think he’ll probably come around the (June A-match) break,” he said.
Jürgen Klinsmann’s side are set to face Peru and El Salvador on 16 and 20 June, respectively, in two back-to-back A matches.
When asked about the next Jeonbuk coach, Kim said, “I never thought it was my place anyway, so I think it’s right for a good person to come and reorganise the team again.”
As for his current coaching life, he said, “I’m experiencing coaching, and if the P-level course is theory, then the games I’m playing now are practical experience. I am spending every day in a frenzy.”
Class P is the highest level of the domestic football coaching qualification system that goes from C→B→A→P. To become a coach of a K League team or the national team, a coach must have a P-level qualification. Kim has been taking the P-level course organised by the Korea Football Association since March. According to the rules, current students are eligible to coach in the K League.
“Only time will tell if (my experience) will help me, but I think it will help me (in coaching). It will be manure,” he said, adding, “For now, I want to have fun with the players 메이저사이트.”
Kim will take charge for two more matches before the A-Match break in June.
Jeonbuk will host Daegu in the 17th round of the league on 7 July before travelling to Gangwon in the 18th round of the league on 11 July.