Jørn Anderson Takes Incheon United Job

On Thursday it was confirmed that Jørn Anderson would be taking over from Lee Ki-Hyung and become Incheon United boss on a permanent basis. This was first reported by us back in May but only on the weekend did the club make this official. 

Anderson will become the clubs third foreign coach and take over the role straight away after being out of work since leaving the role of North Korea coach in March. 

"As a result of the thorough process with several candidates, we went for Andersen and appreciate the fact that he played for a long time on the European stage and his advanced style learnt in this time will be a great benefit to the football club. 

It was also a factor he was able to show the ability to train small and medium-sized squads and have them stand up to a strong side."

The manager also comes with a wealth of experience having started his professional playing career in Norway in 1982, Andersen played in Germany for clubs such as Hamburg SV, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Nuremberg. 

In the 1989-90 season, he was the first foreign player to win the Bundesliga in Germany, and he was a Norwegian international and scored five goals in 27 games for his country. 

He has been a manager since the 2010/2011 season when he was at Rashida FC (Greece). This was then followed by a spell at Karlsruhe SC (Germany) and then in the 2015 season at SV Salzburg (Austria). 

In particular, from May 2016 to March 2018, he coached the North Korean national side and guided them to the 2019 UAE Asian Cup finals. 

"Anderson was then clearly very excited about his new role as he said in his press conference. 
I knew about the Incheon team for a long time and I know it as a coach, I prefer to play a fast and aggressive football. The most important part is to be tactically together as a team defending from back to front."

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