Ex-Football Star Lee Dong-gook Embarks on TV Career

  • By Shin Dong-heun

    January 28, 2021 10:53

    Lee Dong-gook

    Lee Dong-gook is co-hosting a new reality show dealing with various issues related to childrearing and parenting slated to start airing on E Channel on Thursday.

    In the show on the cable channel, the former footballer, who is the father of five kids, also shares his own experiences of raising children as one of the panelists along with guests.

    "Around the time of my retirement [from professional football] in October last year, I got a lot of offers from TV shows, so I made a few guest appearances and I felt at ease," Lee said in an earlier interview with the Chosun Ilbo.

    Lee's new career path doesn't mean the end of his involvement in football, however.

    "I constantly think about what I can give back through football. I am open to many other possibilities such as being a commentator, coach or administrator," he said.

    Lee has already completed a coaching certificate course offeredby the Asian Football Confederation. The certificate qualifies him to serve as a coach for a professional club.

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