“This is nonsense. Saying otherwise should be eradicated.”
Regarding the rumor that Ahn Jung-hwan (46) will be the next coach of the Korean national soccer team, Jung Jae-hoon, CEO of Moro Sports, Ahn Jung-hwan’s soccer agent, dismissed it as “unfounded.”
Ahn Jung-hwan, MBC commentator, has recently been mentioned in the soccer world regardless of his will. The starting point was when Park Dong-hee, a reporter for Sports Chunchu, appeared on YTN radio’s ‘News King Park Ji-hoon’ on the 8th and mentioned Commissioner Ahn. Reporter Park said, “The name of director Choi Yong-soo, who is being talked about a lot now, also comes up. And there is even a story about Ahn Jung-hwan, who is commentating on soccer,” he said.
When the host said, ‘I think it’s correct to say that Ahn Jung-hwan is a broadcaster,’ reporter Park replied, “Yes. And there’s the story of director Kim Hak-beom. Of course, all of these people are denying that they have never talked to the Football Association. I think the general direction of the Football Association will be decided by Korean coaches. It seemed that the annual salary was set at less than 1 billion won.”
After the remark, “Ahn Jung-hwan next to Bento? There were reports titled, “I am a Korean with an annual salary of less than 1 billion won.” The Korea Football Association also said on the 10th, “It is a statement from an official of the Korea Football Association, and even a little absurd conditions such as’a Korean leader’,’an annual salary of less than 1 billion won’, and even’a patriotic leader’ are being reported. The name of a specific person is sometimes mentioned as a potential candidate,” he said. “The above is completely different from the truth. According to the regulations and procedures, the National Representative Power Reinforcement Committee of the Association will be in charge of the selection of the national representative. We haven’t even held the first meeting yet, and now we are in the stage of preparing for discussion.”
I asked Jeong Jae-hoon, representative of Ahn Jung-hwan’s soccer agent, ‘if he had talked about related issues with Ahn.’
Representative Jeong said, “Commissioner Ahn is currently working hard in Qatar. I am grateful for the interest in Ahn, but before the joy of congratulating the national team on the tremendous achievements was over, absurd remarks and articles about the next coach of the national team came out. When he asked himself, he said, ‘Do you let people go up and down for such absurd reasons without asking or checking me? I don’t think it makes sense that I stand in the ranks of directors Kim Hak-beom and Choi Yong-soo. I lack the ability,’” he said.
Next, CEO Jeong said, “Commissioner Ahn has never had a phone call or interview regarding the matter. He raises speculation about the important issue of the national team coach, but has he thought about the position of the party, soccer fans, and the people? He pointed out that we must eradicate the ‘or not’ remarks that many people can misunderstand.”
What will Ahn’s next move be? Representative Jeong said, “First of all, as an MBC soccer commentator, I will do my best to fulfill my role until the Qatar final. Since this could be his last soccer commentary to domestic soccer fans, he will feel the responsibility and meaning in a different way. After finishing well to the end and returning, I plan to digest the domestic broadcasting schedule.” 스포츠토토
“Commissioner Ahn plans to gradually reduce the existing TV program schedule. After completing all of the leadership training in principle, he is planning leadership training in Europe and Japan, where he played. Since I am staying in Portugal, I am planning to train at a prestigious Portuguese club.” During his career, Ahn played for FC Metz in France, Duisburg in Germany, Perugia in Italy, and Yokohama in Japan.