From Japan to Korea…’Park Hang-seo 5 years’ amazing change made 

Japan has been a country that has had a lot of influence on the Southeast Asian soccer world since ancient times. Many leaders and players were active in Southeast Asia, and in the case of the J-League, active promotions were carried out to enhance the global brand value.

Every year, Southeast Asian soccer officials and players were invited to Japan to publicize the excellence of Japan’s J-League, and through this, Southeast Asian soccer world tried to follow the Japanese soccer world’s administrative and player development techniques. Especially Thailand and Singapore.

Korean football is now taking root in Southeast Asia. Head coach Park Hang-seo ended his 5-year partnership as the head coach of the Vietnam national soccer team.

Coach Park Hang-seo, who rose to the Vietnamese soccer command tower in October 2017, wrote a new history by drawing a stroke in Vietnamese soccer by finishing runner-up in the 2022 AFF (ASEAN Football Federation) Mitsubishi Cup. Vietnam, which was considered weak even in Southeast Asia, has been reborn as a strong player after the appointment of coach Park, and now it is to the point of setting a goal to participate in the FIFA World Cup finals within 10 years.

Coach Park Hang-seo had a great influence not only on football but also on the outside. This is a big reason for Korean culture and Korean companies to melt into Vietnam.

Recently, head coach Shin Tae-yong has been highly recognized by local fans for his impressive leadership in Indonesia’s national soccer team. Head coach Shin Tae-yong, who took the helm of the Indonesian national team in December 2019, has achieved remarkable results such as AFF runner-up in 2020, advancing to the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Asian Cup finals in 2023, and advancing to the AFC U-20 Asian Cup in 2023. We strive to promote excellence and Korean culture. He became a very famous soccer player locally, enough to film several CFs.

In addition, coach Kim Do-hoon, who has won the 2020 AFC Champions League, took the helm of the Singapore club Lion City and drew attention, and Kim Pan-gon, former Korea Football Association national team head coach, served as the Malaysian national football team command tower, achieving runner-up in the AFF Cup and Korean national team. The ability of leaders has been proven once again.

Having three Korean leaders at the headquarters of major Southeast Asian national teams is quite significant in terms of symbolism.

Japanese and Korean leaders’ advances into Southeast Asia are somewhat different. As introduced earlier, in the case of Japan, the purpose was to expand marketing and overseas influence. The difference is that Korean leaders, on the other hand, have been fully recognized for their leadership.

I recently met director Kim Do-hoon in private, and he said that Lion City’s parent company is the 5th largest conglomerate in the business world in Singapore, an economic powerhouse in Southeast Asia, and it is no exaggeration to say that the system that runs the club is European-level. What is lacking is the skills of the players, and they conveyed the local atmosphere that they are eagerly hoping for leadership to raise their skills to the maximum. On the other hand, Malaysian club Johor Darul Tajim boasts the best infrastructure and finances in all of Asia. 카지노

As success stories such as coach Park Hang-seo and coach Shin Tae-yong came out after that, the Southeast Asian soccer world’s confidence in Korean leaders has grown even more. It is very attractive in the situation of Southeast Asian countries as it provides not only grades but also the foundation to promote the future by actively nurturing young players.

Thanks to this, phenomena that were not seen in the past are being detected. When the position of the head coach of the national team in Southeast Asia is vacant, the names of Korean leaders are now frequently mentioned. In the future, there will be many Korean leaders to be found in Southeast Asia. Not only the national team coaching tower, but also the pro leagues of Southeast Asian countries, which are rapidly growing with as much money as Korean and Japanese clubs, will pay attention to Korean leaders. This will be a ‘catalyst’ to further expand the arena of Korean leaders who have been active mainly in Korea and occasionally in China or Japan. Increased opportunities for Korean leaders to build their careers will contribute to the growth and internationalization of Korean soccer. So now this phenomenon is really welcome.

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