Technical support issues
Sir Alex Ferguson managed Manchester United until 2013. He was 72 years old at the time. Coach Linus Michels, who went through Barcelona, Ajax, and Leverkusen and ended his coaching career with the Netherlands national team, played in the front line until the age of 64. Jose Mourinho, who currently leads AS Roma, is 60 years old. Louis van Gaal led the Netherlands national team until 2022, when he was 71 years old. Carlo Ancelotti is currently the manager of Real Madrid and is 64 years old. Marcelo Lippi coached teams such as Juventus, the Italian national team, China's Guangzhou Hengda, and the Chinese national team until he was 71 years old. Arsene Wenger led Arsenal until 2018, when he was 69 years old. Current Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp is 56 years old.
The number of domestic professional clubs that have replaced or are planning to replace their managers is increasing.
Jeju United appointed coach Hak-beom Kim (63), who led the national team in the Asian Games and Olympics. Pohang Steelers selected Park Tae-ha (55), technical committee chairman of the Korea Professional Football League, as the successor to coach Kim Ki-dong. Ulsan Hyundai coach Hong Myung-bo is 54 years old. Dean Petrescu, who became the head coach of Jeonbuk Hyundai on the recommendation of Park Ji-sung, is 56 years old. Gimpo FC coach Go Jeong-woon, who received the second division coach award this year, is 57 years old.
When appointing a director, age or youth is often discussed. The atmosphere in appointing a manager varies slightly, with some preferring a young leader and other times choosing an old leader. However, in general, there are relatively many cases where a young leader is preferred to an old leader. This is because the front office thinks that young leaders are easy to handle.
‘Being young’ gives the impression of being ambitious, passionate, constantly working, and enterprising. But this is actually just a prejudice. There are many people who don't try hard even when they are young. Of course, the opposite is also true. Even experienced, veteran coaches cannot do everything well. Supervisory ability is completely different depending on how you worked to achieve good results during your time as a manager and how you worked to become a better leader. Just as young leaders should not focus solely on their ‘biological youth,’ veterans should not focus solely on their managerial experience.
A good manager should speak of good results. He has to take control of the squad and train them well. You must control the team with excellent tactics and strategies. Only when one is morally and ethically clean can one's spirit stand. Rather than trying to do everything alone, you must have the humility to receive help from those around you. An attitude of constant research is also necessary to learn and not miss out on international soccer trends. If you don't work hard and study, you are already a 'dead' leader no matter how young you are. Conversely, even if you are an old leader, if you always work hard and always study, you are a ‘young’ leader.
Michelangelo completed the Sistine Chapel murals when he was 90 years old. Verdi composed his opera 'Othello' at the age of 80 and 'Ave Maria' at the age of 85. Goethe wrote 'Faust' from the age of 60 to 82.
Wednesday, December 13, 2023