This Soccer Coach Bears An Uncanny Resemblance To A Villain In “Squid Game”

Fans are joking that Jang Deok Su’s “experience” helped him become a great coach.

Netflix‘s K-Drama Squid Game quickly became an international phenomenon, and with the second season of the popular show confirmed by Netflix, the hype doesn’t seem to be dying down.

There is even a real-life version of the games, Squid Game: The Challenge, in the works, which fans of the show can apply to join.

Meanwhile, some fans of the show are noting a resemblance between the infamous Squid Game villain, Jang Deok Su, and a prominent soccer coach.

Actor Heo Sung Tae as Squid Game‘s Jang Deok Su | Netflix

Despite the villainous ways of his deceptive and cruel character, actor Heo Sung Tae managed to capture the hearts of netizens with his actual personality and impressive duality.

And now it appears as though netizens have found the talented actor’s doppelganger. Recently, some Squid Game fans noticed a shocking resemblance between Heo Sung Tae and the soccer coach for Harimau Malaya, Malaysia’s national soccer team.

Coach Kim Pan Gon resigned as the technical director of the Korean Football Association in 2022 to become the head coach for Malaysia’s national team. He helped the team qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup for the first time in 42 years.

Coach Kim Pan Go

The resemblance between Heo Sung Tae and Kim Pan Gon is undeniable.

Actor Heo Sung Tae as Squid Game‘s Jang Deok Su | Netflix
Coach Kim Pan Go

Some fans are even joking that Heo Sung Tae’s character, Jang Deok Su, used the “games” to help himself become such an incredible coach.

You can read more about Squid Game‘s second season here.

Netflix’s “Squid Game” Season 2 Is Officially Given The Green Light—Here’s What You Can Expect

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