Stielike promises winning football to South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea coach Uli Stielike has promised to deliver winning football to the team that struggled at the World Cup.
The German coach, speaking Monday just hours after arriving in the country, was appointed Friday. He replaced Hong Myung-bo, who resigned in July after the 2002 World Cup semifinalists collected only one point from three games in Brazil.
Stielike, a former Real Madrid midfielder, signed a contract until the 2018 World Cup. The 59-year-old German’s first game in charge will come against Paraguay on Oct. 10, a warm-up for January’s Asian Cup when South Korea takes on Australia, Kuwait and Oman.
His first duties include observing South Korea’s friendly with Uruguay on Monday.