North Korea Hires Ex-Bundesliga Star To Coach Football Team

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Seems like North Korea is keen to bring up the game further.


On Thursday, it was reported Norwegian-born Jørn Andersen was hired as the new manager of North Korea national football team.

Andersen first made his international debut for Norway in 1985. He has also played for many top clubs in Germany’s professional football league Bundesliga in the 1980s and ’90s. He began his managing careers from the 2000s, when he managed several professional teams in Austria and Germany.

Andersen will not be the first foreign manager for North Korea football team. Hired in 1991, Pál Csernai of Hungary was known to be the first foreign manager. At the start of his North Korea career, he successfully led the team to a victory of 2-1 against the U.S. at the start of his contract, which he was then treated like a ‘small god’ in the totalitarian regime.

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