KFA: Stielike will take a month off starting next week
South Korea national football team coach, Uli Stielike will go on vacation for a month starting the next week. But a 62-year-old coach will also spend his vacation to check Korean players who played in European football leagues.
"Stielike will spend his vacation in Germany and Spain starting Dec. 21," the Korea Football Association (KFA) official said. "He will watch South Korean players' matches in Europe before returning to South Korea."
Accordingly, the German head coach is expected to check on players in the English Premier League (EPL) and German Bundesliga.
The former Switzerland and Ivory Coast head coach will first watch Swansea City anchorman Ki Sung-yueng, Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min and Crystal Palace midfielder Lee Chung-yong in the EPL next month. He will then head to his home country to see FC Augsburg's South Korean duo: Koo Ja-cheol and Ji Dong-won.
Stielike will also have a meeting with Borussia Dortmund player Park Joo-ho and Hoffenheim’s Kim Jin-su, who are both struggling to get playing time with their respective German clubs.