Correspondent Park Dae-ro Ahn Gyeong-nam = Michael Müller, head of the Korea Football Association’s National Team Strengthening Committee, announced that he would not rush to confirm the new national football team coach to succeed Paulo Bento. As a result, attention is focused on when the new director will be appointed.
At a press conference held on the 11th at the Seoul Sinmunro Soccer Hall, Chairman Muller announced that he would virtually ignore the first coach candidates selected under the former Chairman Lee Yong-soo. “We have received a list of candidates, but we will leave everything open and review again,”
Müller said. “It is difficult to predict a specific date in the football business,” said Müller. Rather than unconditionally ‘quickly’, we will ensure that a certain director is appointed according to the procedure.”
As a result, the timetable set by the Football Association is more likely to have some leeway. Originally, the Football Association planned to select the final candidates this month and interview the candidates directly. Next month, it was planned to conduct individual negotiations in order according to the priority of the negotiation target, and finally appoint a director.
However, as Chairman Mueller publicly announced that he would slow down, it seems unlikely that he will be appointed within February. If the national team manager is not selected by March, the possibility of playing an A-match without a manager cannot be ruled out. The March A match period is from the 20th to the 28th.
In the case of former Bento coach, he was appointed right before the first A match. On August 17, 2018, Kim Pan-gon, former head of the National Supervisory Board, officially announced the appointment of Bento.
Director Bento held an inauguration press conference on August 23, about a week later. Coach Bento entered the country on August 20, before the press conference, watched the K-League game, reviewed the data, and announced his first national team call list on August 27.
The 1st Bentu was summoned to the Paju National Training Center (NFC) on September 3 and started training. Afterwards, Bento’s first A match was an evaluation match against Costa Rica on September 7th.
As Chairman Müller said he would not rush, it seems difficult to rule out the possibility that the new coach will be announced ahead of the A match like Bento.
The K-League is scheduled to open at the end of next month. Ahead of the start of the A match in late March, the new coach is expected to watch the K-League match like coach Bento and announce the convocation list.
In the midst of this, as coach Bento reached the round of 16 at the Qatar World Cup, the level of national expectations has risen, and foreign coaches are calling for a coach with a clear philosophy. 메이저사이트
Although they failed to win the World Cup, this is why big names such as Luis Enrique (Spain), Chichi (Brazil), and Fernando Santos (Portugal) are being discussed.
Some predict that there is a possibility that a German coach will take over as the chairman from Germany holds the key to appointing a coach. Managers who have recently stepped down from the German Bundesliga include former Leipzig manager Domenico Tedesco and former Hoffenheim manager Sebastian Hoenes.
However, while Chairman Müller mentioned five requirements, including expertise, experience, motivation, teamwork, and residence in Korea, salary and other factors are expected to be the key, so it is expected to act as an important factor in selecting candidates in the future.