Jeonbuk Hyundai, the K League 1 professional soccer team, has named former head coach Kim Doo-hyun (41) as its firefighter.

Jeonbuk announced on Nov. 27 that it has appointed former head coach Kim Doo-hyun as its eighth head coach. The club explained the reason for the appointment, saying, “The paradigm of global soccer and the most important success factor in modern soccer is the ability to operate a team based on tactics.” The club judged former coach Kim Doo-hyun, 토토 who has ‘smart leadership’, as the optimal candidate.”

Jeonbuk, which has been coached by acting head coach Park Won-jae since Dan Petrescu stepped down in May due to poor performance, will be led by Kim Doo-hyun starting with the team’s Round 15 match against Gangwon FC on Sept. 29. Kim joined the squad on the 28th and will officially begin his tenure as Jeonbuk’s head coach.

Kim made a name for himself as a midfielder in his playing days, but he is new to coaching. Born in July 1982, the 42-year-old only served as Jeonbuk’s acting head coach for a little over a month last year until Petrescu was appointed after Kim Sang-sik was fired. After being touted as title favorites alongside defending champion Ulsan HD heading into the season, Jeonbuk currently sits in 10th place (W3 D5 L6 D14) out of 12 teams in the K League One.

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