Acting Jeonbuk Hyundai coach Kim Doo-hyun is initially only thinking about the games ahead of him.
Kim opened up about his future as Jeonbuk’s next head coach ahead of the team’s Hana One Q K League 1 2023 16th Round match against Ulsan Hyundai on March 3 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium.
Jeonbuk is currently searching for a new full-time head coach. Last season’s second-place finisher, Jeonbuk fired head coach Kim Sang-sik on March 4 and named Kim Doo-hyun as acting head coach after the team suffered an abysmal start to the season and dropped to 10th in the standings.
Under Kim, Jeonbuk turned things around.
Since his arrival, the club has recorded three wins, two draws and one loss in six league matches, improving its ranking to seventh with 21 points (6W3D7L).
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 team defeat league leaders Ulsan 2-0.
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 Street Derby, Kim was asked about the appointment of the next head coach, including negotiations to replace Romanian coach Dan Petrescu, and the subsequent reorganization 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.
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“I never thought it was my place anyway, so I think it’s right for a good person to come and reorganize the team again,” Kim said of the next Jeonbuk coach.
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 Korean soccer coaching certification system, which 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 license. Kim has been taking the P-level course organized by the Korea Football Association since March. According to the rules, current students are eligible to coach in the K League.안전놀이터
“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.”
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 July 7, before traveling to Gangwon in the 18th round of the league on July 11.