SportsTalk December 18 According to Korean media “Seoul Sports”, many Chinese Super League teams are contacting Korean coaches, and the Chinese Super League may once again usher in the “Korean Wave”.
The media wrote: “Many Chinese Super League teams are trying to recruit Korean coaches who have proven their strength in the K League. The most active one is Wuhan Three Towns, they are in contact with the former Jeju United coach Nam Ki-il. The club has sent personnel to meet directly with Nam Ki-il. In addition, Kim Sang-sik, who once coached Jeonbuk Hyundai, and former Lion City Mariners coach Kim Do-hoon are also on the team. on the candidate list; in addition, the Henan team is also in contact with Cui Yongzhu, who once coached Jiangsu Suning. He resigned as the head coach of Gangwon FC this summer; in addition, the Chinese Super League champion Shanghai Haigang also once contacted Pohang Steelers coach Kim Ki-dong, and even I have been in contact with Ulsan Hyundai coach Hong Myung-bo.”
The media said: “After the end of the Jinyuan era, Chinese teams have changed from chasing European and American names. The trend of handsome coaches has once again turned to looking for Korean coaches. Compared with European and American coaches, Korean coaches are cheaper and can also lead the team to achieve good results. Cui Kangxi, who coached in Taishan, Shandong, and Xu Zhengyuan, who coached in Chengdu Rongcheng, led their respective teams last season. Achieving second and fourth place in the league has made Chinese Super League teams more interested in Korean coaches. However, due to some past cases, Korean coaches still adopt a more cautious attitude than before when receiving invitations from China.”