Klinsmann returns home with the national team on Thursday…

Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany), who made his long-awaited debut win in the September A match, will return home with the national team on Thursday.

“Coach Klinsmann will return home with the national team via Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 14th,” the Korea Football Association said on the 13th.

“Before announcing the roster for the October A match, we decided to start with the work of checking the K League players,” it added.

Klinsmann had initially planned to return to South Korea at the end of the month after continuing to “work remotely” overseas for the time being, but apparently changed his schedule as domestic public opinion against him worsened.

According to the association, Klinsmann did not return to Korea immediately from England, where he played an A match, but planned to check on the European players who are the mainstay of the national team while he was in Europe and then return to Korea.

He was scheduled to watch Kim Min-jae’s team, Bayern Munich, play Leverkusen on the 16th of this month.

Klinsmann was expected to travel to Munich for the match straight from England.

His schedule has not been finalized, but it is likely that he will return to Korea at the end of the month after observing additional European players.

“He was scheduled to visit European clubs and meet with officials before returning to Korea to analyze the European coaching staff ahead of the October A match,” the association explained.

Klinsmann earned his first win in six games in charge of the South Korean national team with a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in an exhibition match on Sept. 13.

The team defended a header from Cho Kyu-sung (Meatwillan) in the 32nd minute to secure the win.

Klinsmann, who has faced harsh criticism from fans over the “foreign oil and trade controversy,” had a difficult time turning the tide with this win.

If the team fails to pick up a pair of convincing wins against Tunisia and Vietnam in October, public opinion of Klinsmann’s failure to fulfill his ‘stay-at-home’ promise is likely to worsen once again.

Klinsmann, who was appointed as the national team’s head coach in February, has spent only 67 days in South Korea so far.

He coached South Korea against Colombia (2-2 draw) and Uruguay (1-2 loss) in March before leaving for the United States on April 1, and returned to South Korea on April 26 after inspecting the European leg of the tournament from the middle of that month.

He then departed for the Asian Cup group draw on May 7, and after the event, flew to the United States to work remotely before returning to Korea on June 2.

He then took a month-long vacation after playing in the June A matches against Peru (0-1 loss) and El Salvador (1-1 draw).

On Aug. 1, he left the country again for a charity event scheduled before his inauguration and a European inspection, and has been out of the country for more than a month. 파워볼

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