South Korea FA appoint legends Park Ji-sung and Hong Myung-bo to key positions

The Korea Football Association (KFA) on Wednesday appointed football legends Hong Myung-bo and Park Ji-sung to key positions at the national football governing body.

As reported by Chosun, former national football team manager Hong Myung-bo will take on the general secretary position of KFA, while former Manchester United player Park Ji-sung will be responsible as the new chief of its youth football department.

This is the first time that Park, who finished a FIFA Master course this summer, has worked for the KFA as an official.

Hong became the national team head coach after retiring as a player and led the Taeguk Warriors to 2014 World Cup finals. In January last year he was hired to coach then Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown FC, but stepped down this May due to poor performance.

The KFA is undergoing a major personnel reshuffle after its President Chung Mong-gyu promised to make restructuring efforts to boost the competitiveness of South Korean football.