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South Korea makes even more bizarre coach selection than expected December 21, 2011

Posted by Alex Tomchak Scott in South Korean soccer.
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After flirting with questionable options such as Steve Bruce and Sven Goran Eriksson, the South Korean football federation settled on Choi Kang-hee as its new manager.

I had never heard of Choi Kang-hee, so I decided to look the name up. Turns out this is a very big deal. I don’t know why it’s not getting more attention.

According to Wikipedia, Choi is a 34-year-old woman who has never coached a football team before. Her experience, instead, is chiefly in screen acting and music. If this is a publicity stunt, it seems to have backfired, because I don’t think anybody’s noticed. The only explanation, then, must be that Choi has some sort of secret managerial talent we know nothing about.