Martin Rennie E Land Group South Korea

Eland FC hiring Martin Rennie as their first Manager

[Eland FC hiring Martin Rennie as their first Manager.]



Hi, I am Martin Rennie

Over the last few months I have had some great offers and opportunities to get back into coaching.  I want to thank all of the organizations and executives that have taken the time to involve me in their recruitment processes. In the end I received an offer that I just couldn’t turn down.

After spending a week in Seoul, South Korea with the owners and executives of the E-Land Group, I have decided to become the Head Coach of their new football team in the K-League. The K-League has long been recognized as one of the strongest leagues in Asia, with one of their teams playing in every Asian Champions League final for the last 6 years. The South Korean national team has also competed in an incredible 8 consecutive FIFA World Cups which shows the level of footballing talent within the country. The vision, values and ambition that the E-Land Group conveyed were enough to convince me that this was an adventure that couldn’t be turned down.

I look forward to sharing more details with you in the near future and want to thank you all again for your continued support and interest in my coaching career.


Official Announcement!

[Eland FC hiring Martin Rennie as their first Manager.]


Eland Football Club which will be using Seoul Olympic Stadium announces they’re hiring Martin Rennie as their first ever Football manager with a 3 years contract.
Martin got his  UEFA A license in Scotland and started his coaching career mostly in North America.

He is well known for building teams from the bottom of the league and getting them to compete for Championships. After he proved his abilities with minor league teams, he was signed by the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2011 which is in MLS and led them from the bottom to the Championship Playoffs. He has a keen eye for spotting decent young players like Camillo; top goal scorer in 2013 season and also created an attacking and entertaining team making the Whitecaps the top coring team in the league.

Martin Rennie is well known in Korea due to his relationship with YP LEE. He himself contacted YP Lee to sign with Vancouver and he mentioned YP Lee as a Legend in YP’s retirement ceremony. YP Lee is known to have helped in this deal.

“Martin Rennie is the really professional football manager who provide very well organized training programs and also he make team unified by managing each players’ physical and psychological conditions.”, YP Lee said.

Eland has known about him for 2 years, and they were impressed with his reputation and career. They finally met him in Vancouver last May, 2014 and have confirmed the manager’s position.


Tommy Park, CEO of Eland FC said “We have considering few candidates with Martin Rennie for our first ever manager, we decide to hiring Martin Rennie as our first manager because of his managerial achievement even if he has short career. And also he has same vision and philosophy with us and has exprience to built youth system and it makes much easier for us to decide him as our fitst ever manager.”

Martin Rennie will come to Korea in August and working with Eland to hiring coaching staff and players to bulid a strong team for his first ever carrer in Korea.

Press conference of Martin Rennie will be held in August

The E Land Group

24 replies
  1. Stephen
    Stephen says:

    Congratulations on the appointment…the ELand project sounds like a really exciting one. As a Scot, who has lived in Korea off and on and followed the K-League since about 2002 its great to have a Scottish manager again – the last one was the late Ian Porterfield. Fingers crossed we also maybe get one or two Scots in the team.

    There is an English language Korean football forum at if you want to do some more research or ask any questions. We are a surprisingly sad bunch of K-League stattos at times!

    Looking forward to an exciting season next year with ELand and hope to see you have success there.

  2. T.J.Goh
    T.J.Goh says:

    I would be pleased to meet your team every weekend if you wishes to make this new “Gangnam football team” much better than “nerdy northern F.C.Seoul.”
    Welcome to Gangnam!

  3. RP
    RP says:

    Hello Mr. Rennie,
    So glad to see you in Korea.
    I’ve been noticed you since YP Lee started in Vancouver.
    After I researched about you, I found you are very decent coach with bright future.
    I hope you build wonderful career with Eland in Korea.
    I really pray for your success. Thank you for being in Korea.

  4. Keith Sheach
    Keith Sheach says:

    jHi Martin, as if travelling to Vancouver wasn’t far enough to see your team… now S Korea? But seriously, congratulations, I think this will be great opportunity, for both you and you new team. Though I have never visited, I have worked with many South Koreans in my time and they are some of the warmest and most welcoming people I have encountered. Good Luck, and I will toast you with a bowl of kimchi



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  2. […] Eland Seoul FC, a new team entering K League Challenge next year have signed Scottish manager Martin Rennie to be their manager from the start of next season. He pointed to the regional strength of the K League, as well as the vision from owners Eland as two of the main reasons for wanting to be involved in the project.  Rennie has previously managed Vancouver Whitecaps and has a UEFA A license. You can read his full statement and the clubs full statement on his website. […]

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