Man Utd legend Park Ji-sung kickstarts coaching career in England with QPR U16s

FORMER Manchester United hero Park Ji-Sung is training QPR’s U16s team as part of his coaching B license.

The 40-year-old, who spent time at both Manchester United and QPR as a player, is learning under R’s head of coaching Chris Ramsey.

Park was a hugely popular figure while at Old Trafford

Park was a hugely popular figure while at Old TraffordCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
The former Man Utd man is coaching QPR's U16s as part of his B license

The former Man Utd man is coaching QPR’s U16s as part of his B licenseCredit: AP:Associated Press

Speaking to QPR’s official website, Park said: “Having played for QPR I am really interested to see how they develop their younger players. 

“I have learnt lots from the players as well as the coaches.”

Park is looking to transfer his talent from the pitch into the dugout after hanging up his boots as the most decorated Asian footballer in history.

But the former midfielder has admitted management is a completely different ball game to being out on the pitch.

He added: “Chris [Ramsey] has lots of experience and I see how he listens to people. 

“He listens to opinions and then makes his own decision based on the best way he can influence players. That is why he has such a good reputation as a coach.

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“It has surprised me how much I have learnt. It is not just about your skill or ability, it is about your mentality too. 

“People might think being a coach is quite similar to being a player. For me, I have realised it is totally different.”

Park won the Premier League title FOUR times with Manchester United, and also scooped a Champions League winners medal in 2008.

He won the League Cup three-times and the Club World Cup with United too, as well as a number of trophies during his time in Japan and the Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven.

In total he played 134 times for the Red Devils, scoring 19 times, before joining QPR in 2012.

He played a further 20 times in West London before a loan move back to PSV prior to calling time on his glittering career – one which included 19 trophies and 100 caps for South Korea.

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