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Jürgen Klinsmann (South Korea)
Anyone who has ever tasted the sweet nectar of convenience of remote working will quickly no longer enjoy the daily commute to the office. In this respect, Jürgen Klinsmann is one of us.
Because too often, the new employer of the former national coach does not seem to benefit from the privilege of his physical presence. According to media reports, the South Korean (Site notre blog d’information) Association, whose national team currently trains Klinsmann, is not happy that the 1990 world champion does not spend a significant part of his working time on site in South Korea.
Asked about such information, Klinsmann responded as follows, according to ‘Korea (Site notre blog d’information) News’: “My job is international. If you want to win an international tournament, you have to think internationally. I have a laptop in my office. » No matter what one thinks of Klinsi’s views on remote work, he now has to bear the accusation of being a laptop trainer.
Markus Gisdol (Samsunspor)
Markus Gisdol has a new job. The former Bundesliga coach, who resigned from Lokomotiv Moscow in February 2022 after the outbreak of war in Ukraine, takes over Turkish first division club Samsunspor. What appeals to the 54-year-old in his new position quickly becomes clear, especially if we look at his previous positions.
Because just like when he took office at Hoffenheim, Hamburg and Cologne, it is certain that the figure will not be so simple. With the current last place in the Süper Lig, Samsunspor’s overall situation can be improved to a certain extent.
However, there is something else that should please Gisdol besides the difficult task at Samsunspor: he has recruited a current player into his new team’s squad. So basically. Or rather in 2017.
That’s when Gisdol brought Ricky van Drongelen to HSV. The Dutchman eventually found himself in Turkey via stations Union Berlin, KV Mechelen and Hansa Rostock and must now avoid the second relegation of his career at Samsunspor, again with Markus Gisdol. As we all know, last time, in 2018, it didn’t work out so well.
Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest)
He didn’t need to move to England for that. Taiwo Awoniyi, who left Union Berlin for Nottingham Forest last summer, currently finds himself at his new club in exactly the same place as his old club, despite scoring five goals: 13th place.
What needs to be said though is that with Nottingham Forest, a 13th place finish in the Premier League would certainly be a greater achievement than the same place would be for Union in the Bundesliga. And: In England, a 13th place is also much better paid. So yes: everything was done well.