Bento’s successor is Korean or foreigner?…”All possibilities are open”

I will think about it with all possibilities open.”

Michael Müller, the new chairman of the Korea Football Association (KFA), explained the direction of appointing a new coach at a press conference held at the Soccer Hall on the 11th. Chairman Müller is a German who has served as the Korea Football Association’s leader training instructor in April 2018 and has served as the association’s technical development chairman twice since the fall of that year. From this January, he served as the chairman of the Power Reinforcement Committee.

Chairman Muller said, “I am looking forward to a new challenge as the National Team Strengthening Committee. It is an honor to be able to do this for the development of Korean football,” he said. “We will open a power reinforcement committee to discuss. We have already made approximate selection criteria. The procedure will be followed according to the guidelines. There is no standard for nationality,” he said.

The nationality of the new coach of the national soccer team is also a major concern. Chairman Muller, who said, “There is no nationality standard,” said, “We have to think internationally about the appointment of a coach. All directions are open. I will give you information while working on seniority step by step. I will also use my personal network,” he added. 스포츠토토

Among the former coaches of the national team, there were eight foreign coaches. Coach Paulo Bento, who withdrew from the national team after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, is from Portugal. Looking at the previous foreign coaches in reverse chronological order, Uli Stielike (Germany), Pim Verbeck, Dick Advocaat, Johannes Bonfrere (above the Netherlands), Humberto Coelho (Portugal), Guus Hiddink (Netherlands), and Anatoly Byshovets (Russia) were in charge of the national team. caught

Director Bento was in the command tower for 4 years and 4 months. He was the longest-serving coach among all Korean national team coaches. After the World Cup in Qatar, major players such as Heung-Min Son and Jae-Sung Lee looked back and said, “Thanks to coach Han’s team building over the past four years, we were able to achieve good results in the World Cup.”

Chairman Muller also wants a ‘long contract period’. He said, “The contract period for the new manager has not been specifically decided and will depend on negotiations,” but hinted that “personally, I want it to be a long-term contract.”

Previously, the Korea Football Association announced that “we will appoint a new manager by February.” “It’s hard to set deadlines for what goes on in football,” Müller said. Rather than ‘quickly, quickly’, I will bring a director who is in the right direction.”

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