01 Mar

British Media “Bruce, Who has a Long History in the EPL, Is Interested in the Korean Manager Position”

British Mirror claims, “Bruce is being discussed as a candidate for head coach in Korea”

There has been a local media report that Steve Bruce, a veteran coach with a long history in the English professional soccer Premier League (EPL), is interested in the vacant position as head coach of the Korean national soccer team.

British media Mirror reported on the 19th (local time), "Former West Bromwich Albion (England) coach Bruce is interested in taking over as coach of the Korean national soccer team, replacing Jurgen Klinsmann."

Citing a person close to coach Bruce, the media claimed, "Coach Bruce is being discussed as a potential (Korean national team) coach candidate," and "Coach Bruce is also aware of the interest from Korea."

According to a Mirror report, coach Bruce is known to be considering the position of coach of the Saudi Arabian professional team and the Korean national team. 바카라사이트

This official said, “Coach Bruce is also included in the list of (manager candidates) for several Saudi club teams.

“We are considering what options there are,” he said.

“I hope to return to the field.”

He said, “Carrying out as a coach overseas is a good decision for my career as a coach.”

The Korea Football Association, which dismissed coach Klinsmann, is currently concentrating on selecting the head of the national team power strengthening committee before selecting the national team head coach.

A power reinforcement committee must first be established to make a decision on whether to hold the March international match under a 'temporary command tower' system or to quickly select a new official command tower.

Steve Bruce, who was a representative defender for Manchester United (England) during his playing days, began his coaching career by taking charge of Sheffield United in 1998, immediately after his retirement.

Afterwards, he coached EPL teams such as Birmingham City, Wigan, Sunderland, Hull City, Aston Villa, and Newcastle.

Rather than being considered a big club, he mainly took charge of mid-to-lower teams that went back and forth between the Championship (second division) and the EPL.

During his time as Sunderland's head coach in the 2011-2012 season, he established relationships with Korean players, such as coaching Ji Dong-won (Suwon FC) and Ki Sung-yong (FC Seoul) at Newcastle in the 2019-2020 season.

He was also the person who brought Cho Won-hee (retired) to the EPL as Wigan coach before leaving for Sunderland.

However, he struggled greatly at his last team, West Bromwich Albion (Championship).

West Bromwich Albion, which was aiming for promotion in the 2021-2022 season, struggled with 1 draw and 4 losses immediately after Coach Bruce took office, and eventually finished the season in 10th place (18 wins, 13 draws, 15 losses).

In the 2022-2023 season, West Bromwich Albion drifted under coach Bruce, and when it fell to 22nd place at the beginning of the season, the club's leadership dismissed him.

He has not had a team since leaving West Bromwich Albion in October 2022.

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