Ji Sung Park playing for uni team in Leicester


Ji Sung park is playing for a uni team in Leicester.

The former Manchester United and South Korea midfielder, 35, is studying at De Montfort.

And he recently turned out in match between a FIFA Masters students’ team and an side fielded by the university’s vice chancellor.

Champions League winner Park was on the end of a thrashing, though, losing 7-1.

Vice chancellor Dominic Shellard tweeted pictures from the match.

Park, who won the Champions League with United, is studying for a masters in management, law and humanities of sport.

The course is delivered by the East Midlands university for the Swiss Centre International d’Etude du Sport (CIES).

Park started the course, which was last year named Europe’s best sports management course, last month.

Park told the Leicester Mercury: “One of my colleagues said it had been a great experience and though many players go into coaching or management, I wanted to improve my knowledge of football around the pitch and then perhaps work in the South Korean football league.”

Park’s course will last a year, with the first three months in Leicester. He will then study in Milan and Neuchatel in Switzerland.



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