Former Norwich City midfielder Mark Fotheringham has joined Jurgen Klinsmann's coaching team at South Korea ahead of the Asian Cup 2023. 

The Scottish coach, who most recently managed City's Championship rivals Huddersfield Town, has joined the KFA in a support coach and scouting role to work with Klinsmann for the first time, having developed a relationship with him from his time in Germany.

Fotheringham, who made 76 appearances for Norwich between 2007 and 2009, has developed a coaching career that has seen him well-respected in Germany, having worked as assistant to Felix Magath and Thomas Oral at Karlsruher, Ingolstadt and Hertha Berlin. 

Those opportunities saw him handed his managerial break with Huddersfield, but he lasted only 21 games before being succeeded by Neil Warnock in February last season. 

Fotheringham has since been travelling to watch games and was at Carrow Road in September to watch Norwich's 2-0 defeat to Leicester, having worked at Huddersfield with coaches Narcis Pelach and Paul Clements.

His contact book and work in Germany saw him connect with Klinsmann, who he is now assisting during South Korea's Asian Cup campaign. 

“For me now it is all about working alongside the elite managers and coaches," Fotheringham told the Celtic Way in June 2022.

"I feel that I’m on a level with these guys now – it’s a good feeling. I met Jurgen Klinsmann in the summer and we had a great chat. When you get that amount of respect then you know you are doing something right.”

The Pink Un: Mark Fotheringham (far left) in the Carrow Road directors box for Norwich City's game against Leicester earlier this season.Mark Fotheringham (far left) in the Carrow Road directors box for Norwich City's game against Leicester earlier this season. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)

South Korea are among the tournament's favourites, which kicked off on Friday with hosts Qatar beating Lebanon 3-0. 

Klinsmann's side officially starts their campaign against Bahrain on Monday and are backed to win the tournament due to the strength of their squad with Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Lee Kang-in (PSG), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolves) all selected. 

Former Norwich loanee Hwang Ui-Jo has not been selected due to the ongoing investigation into sexual misconduct that saw him barred by the KFA until he is cleared of all allegations, which he denies. 

The Nottingham Forest striker departed Carrow Road earlier this month after picking up a hamstring injury.