Ji Sung Park who retired from playing competitive football on May of 2014 is following the footsteps of football figures such as: David Beckham, Sir. Alex Ferguson and many others who have published and autobiography.
The most successful football star in the history of Korea is expected to release his book on February 26 which will be covering his 23 year long career in the world of sports including his time at the World Cup of 2002, 2006 and 2010.
The book also goes beyond the playing grounds as it also has details involving his wife, Kim Min-Ji who he married a few months ago.
“During my last season with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, I wanted to give her something special for her birthday. I asked a shop in Italy to mark my name on my right football shoe and her name on my left shoe. I then wore the shoes throughout my last season.”
In the book, Park also narrates his intentions of not turning into a coach which is what many retired players chose to do but instead of being a manager, he wants to become a football administrator.
“I don’t want to be a coach. I want to work at FIFA or AFC Asian Football Confederation. If a Korean holds a key position at such an organization, Korea could have more diplomatic influence in the football world. I also consider working at the Korea Football Association.” Ji-Sung Park wrote on his book.
The main hailing from South Korean has been enjoying an active life even though he retired in 2014, he was named as the global ambassador for AirAsia which is an aircraft that operates in Asia as well as also being named as the ambassador for Manchester United, which is the club where he performed in from 2005 until 2012 and he managed to make over 130 appearances.
After being claimed as the champions of the 2nd tier English Championship League, Leicester City earned their promotion spot to the Premier League but it has been a rocky road for Nigel Pearson and his squad of players as the team is located in the bottom spots of the Premier League and they already are one of the favorites of being relegated in this season.
On September 21, Leicester City made a sublime performance as they came from behind and despite having conceded 3 goals against Manchester United, the team of Nigel Pearson made a truly remarkable comeback as they finished the match with a final scoreboard of 5-3.
That match has been the highlight of Leicester City so far of this season as everything else has not been going as good as their performance when playing against Manchester United.
Even though Leicester City is located in the bottom section of the Premier League standings, the coach of the squad Nigel Pearson has revealed that the current situation of the club is not an added pressure for him.
Leicester City’s Nigel Pearson said: “I’m under no more pressure than any other week, whether it is this year, last year or any other year. The pressure I’m under is the pressure I put on myself. If that is the case (being under more pressure), it is all pretty ludicrous.
“I have to continue to manage people’s expectations through hysteria and depression. It seems to be one or the other. My expectations are pretty realistic. The goals we have for our group of players remains the same’’
During November and December, Leicester City will have a pretty difficult schedule as they have to face off against top clubs including: Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton. If Nigel Pearson is unable to collect positive results in this period of time, Leicester City could drop even lower in the Premier League standings and the team of Nigel Pearson might be making a return to the Championship League sooner than they wanted.