Manchester United cult hero Park Ji-sung takes transfer role at K-League side Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

Manchester United cult hero Park Ji-sung takes up the top transfer role at K-League champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors – and claims he will ‘easily’ be able to sign players from Europe for his new side

  • Park Ji-sung gets appointed technical director role in K-League side Jeonbuk
  • Ex-Manchester United star claims he can help the club sign European players
  • Park played over 200 times for Manchester United helping them to success

Former Manchester United favorite Park Ji-Sung has taken up a new job as he has been named the technical director of K-League 1 side Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.

The retired midfielder was a cult hero at Old Trafford as he spent seven successful seasons under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

He has helped the Red Devils to domestic and European success as he won the Premier League four times and the Champions League eleven.

Park Ji-Sung played 205 games for Manchester United winning the Premier League four times

Park will be the new technical director at K-League champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

Park will be the new technical director at K-League champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

During his spell with the Red Devils, Park made over 200 appearances for the club, scoring 27 goals before leaving for spells with QPR and PSV Eindhoven before official hanging up his boots in 2014.

Recently, Park had been coaching at QPR as a youth coach but he has now taken more responsibility in South Korea with Jeonbuk, where he had already been acting as an advisor.

Now as technical director, the 41-year-old will be in charge of the club’s transfer business and helping run the youth set-up, and Park is hoping to add European culture to the club.

After leaving the Red Devils, Park played for QPR and PSV before retiring from football in 2014

After leaving the Red Devils, Park played for QPR and PSV before retiring from football in 2014

He said: ‘My responsibilities have increased. I want to make changes at the club.

‘I want to put European culture into Korean football. I want the players to become more professional.

‘As I live in Europe, if I have a player to sign in Europe, it can be done easily.’

Jeonju-based Jeonbuk said in a club statement: ‘With this transition, Park’s managerial capacity will be greatly expanded.’

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