Park Ji-sung takes over as chairman of the AFC Professional Soccer TF

Park Ji-seong (42, picture), technical director of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, was appointed as the chairman of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) professional football task force (TF).토토사이트

On the 3rd (local time), the AFC appointed the chairman and vice-chairman of the 16 standing committees of the AFC, which will be active for four years from this year to 2027. Park Ji-sung was entrusted with the AFC professional soccer TF, which was created to manage and supervise the transformation of Asian club soccer.

It is a new step for Park Ji-sung, who has taken his place as a football administrator instead of becoming a leader after his retirement. Park Ji-sung is the only Korean among the 16 chairpersons. In North Korea, Han Eun-kyung, vice president of the North Korean Football Association, who is an AFC executive member, was appointed vice chairman of the AFC Development Committee.

The AFC Match Committee has been seeking changes to reorganize Asian club football since last year. Various changes, such as changing the AFC Champions League to an autumnal system and expanding the foreign player retention limit to 5+1, are also works to raise the level of Asian club football. The AFC Professional Football TF, led by Chairman Park, was established on the 1st of last month by the AFC Executive Committee in Manama, Bahrain. From now on, Chairman Park will take on the heavy responsibility of managing this in the TF system.

Chairman Park, the protagonist of the legend of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup semifinals, played an active role in PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Manchester United (England) as a player, letting Europe know the potential of Asian football.

After retiring, he started working as a football administrator as a member of the AFC Social Contribution Committee for a 4-year term in 2015. He took the FIFA Master Course at De Montfort University, Leicester, England, and was a youth football general manager at the Korea Football Association. He also had experience as the head of the Strategy Headquarters. In 2021, he was appointed as an advisor to Jeonbuk Hyundai, a prestigious K-League team, and has been working as a technical director since last year.

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