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South Korea appoint Jung-Moo Huh as national coach (

7 dec 2007 - Source:

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52-year-old Jung-Moo Huh has been appointed coach of the national football team of South Korea to succeed Pim Verbeek who was named as the new coach of Australia on Thursday. Huh is the fourth South Korea coach with a PSV history, following in the footsteps of Guus Hiddink, Dick Advocaat and Pim Verbeek. Huh spent three seasons at PSV and scored 11 goals in 77 appearances.

Jung-Moo Huh plied his trade for PSV from 1980 until 1983, a long time before fellow countrymen Ji-Sung Park and Young-Pyo Lee made a move to Eindhoven. The small and agile midfielder will best be remembered for the fearless way he challenged Ajax star Johan Cruijff. He always maintained high levels of concentration and discipline and marked Diego Maradona when South Korea took on Argentina at the World Cup 1986.

Huh led the South Korean club Chunnam Dragons to win the country's most prestigious tournament, the FA Cup, in 2006 and 2007. The KFA, the Korean Football Association, unveiled Jung-Moo Huh as their new coach, after the Irishman Mick McCarthy and the Frenchman Gerard Houllier had turned down the chance to succeed Pim Verbeek.