2/11/2019 2:05:41 PM (GMT+3)

Bayern Munich ties up with South Korean FA

Bayern Munich ties up with South Korean FA

MUNICH, Germany: FC Bayern has agreed a partnership with the Korean Football Association (KFA) here as part of its internationalisation strategy.

The partnership is the record German champions‘ second with an Asian association following the co-operation agreed with the Japan Football Association (JFA) in May, 2018. 

“South Korean football possesses great young talent and is characterised by very good youth development. We’ve seen that ourselves recently with Woo-Yeong Jeong, who moved to us a year ago from South Korea and has developed magnificently. We’re therefore proud to enter into this partnership and to support the KFA’s continued progress in the future," Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on the club's website. 

Myung-bo Hong, KFA executive director and South Korea's most capped player, said the move was a "great opportunity, not only for our players, teams and coaches but for the whole of Korean football".

“This is a great partnership for our association and the right step towards pursuing and achieving our aims. I played against current FC Bayern youth coach Miroslav Klose in the 2002 World Cup semifinal, so I know about his qualities as a player. I’m confident our top talent with the support of Bayern can be brought closer to the level that is demanded by Europe’s top leagues nowadays. It’s a great opportunity, not only for our players, teams and coaches but for the whole of Korean football," said Myung. 

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