KFA recently disclosed six members through discussions with Chairman Michael Müller. Park Tae-ha, head of the Technical Committee of the Korea Professional Football Federation, Choi Yoon-gyeom, Cheongju FC head coach, Cho Seong-hwan, Incheon United head coach, Jeong Jae-kwon, Hanyang University head coach, Kwak Hyo-beom, Inha University sports science professor, and Lee Jung-hyo, Gwangju FC head coach were named.
KFA plans to complete the appointment of the manager in February before the A match in March. Chairman Müller suggested five criteria for appointing the next command tower: expertise, experience, motivation, teamwork, and environmental factors. He said, “I made a rough selection standard. First of all, I will make a list and conduct interviews. There will be an evaluation based on the interview, and there will be work to deduce the list. There will also be a procedure for reporting to the association. After that, we will meet in person. We plan to negotiate and even sign the contract,” he emphasized.
There are already people who have risen to Hama Pyeong. Reports that KFA had contacted former Valencia coach Jose Bordalas from Spain were brought up through foreign media and became a hot topic. But there is neither a poet nor a wife. The KFA said, “Considering the special nature of the negotiations for the appointment of the national team coach, all future processes will be conducted privately, and no briefing will be conducted until the final announcement of the appointment of the coach unless it is deemed necessary.”
Still, Kiryu is a foreign director. Chairman Mueller said, “There is no special standard. We are thinking with all directions open,” but the appointment of him, who is from Germany, is also interpreted for this reason. It is known that the national team players also want a 토토사이트 foreign coach, and the atmosphere at the top is also in that direction. As the first meeting was held, it is expected to speed up the appointment of the next director.
But there are definitely opposing voices. Director Park Hang-seo, who directed Shinhwa in Vietnam, also expressed concerns. Recently, he said, “There are many competent leaders in Korea. I wonder why the association does not provide as much support as foreign coaches when a domestic leader takes over the managerial position,” he said. I wonder if he understood it. I wondered if a (foreign) technical committee was appointed to bring in a foreign coach.”
Coach Paulo Bento led the team to advance to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Now we have to prepare for the next four years. Appointment of a coach is the first step in the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America.