Football Coaches Association “Concerned about Chung Mong-kyu’s qualifications to head the Football Association”

The Korea Football Leaders Association (Leaders Association) has criticized the recent resignation of Chung Mong-kyu, the chairman of the Korea Football Association’s Power Enhancement Committee, for his decision to resign.

The Leaders Association said in a statement on Monday, “Mr. Chung’s resignation on Nov. 28 is effectively a dismissal. When the NSC recommended a different coach in a situation where Chairman Chung Mong-kyu had selected the coach he wanted, he distrusted and felt burdened by the NSC and the NSC,” the association said, adding, “It is no secret that Chairman Chung Mong-kyu is the actual and official final decision-maker in the decision-making process.”

“Footballers point out Chung’s hypocritical behavior and urge him to stop using footballers as bridesmaids or using them as expendable and discarding them for his own personal gain and fourth consecutive term.” “We have grave concerns and doubts about whether Chung is qualified to lead the KFA in the future,” the statement added.

South Korea sacked coach Jürgen Klinsmann in February, citing a lack of leadership, poor attendance and failure to control the squad after the team was eliminated in the semifinals at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.

Since then, the federation has been searching for a new head coach, with Jeong Jung-sung as chairman. South Korean and foreign coaches have 토토 먹튀검증 been considered, but the federation has yet to bring in a new coach. Hwang Sun-hong and Kim Do-hoon served as interim coaches for the two Asian qualifiers for the FIFA Confederations Cup North America 2026 in March and June, respectively.

Even with the opponents for the third round of qualifiers in September, the federation has been frustratingly slow to appoint a head coach. In the process, on March 28, committee chairman Jeong Jung-sung announced his intention to resign. Since then, some members of the power-enhancing committee have also expressed their intention to step down.

“The process from the appointment of Chairman Chung Jung-sung to his de facto dismissal proves how fist-pumping and tinkering President Chung Mong-kyu’s management of the association is,” the leaders’ association said, adding, “The abnormal management of the association can be seen by looking at how often and how the association’s system for appointing the national coach has changed.”

The coaches’ association, which consists of elementary, middle, high school, university, general and professional coaches, was launched in April after a founding meeting in February. Seol Dong-sik, former head coach of Seogwipo, is the first chairman.