Head coach Park Hang-seo, who returned to Korea after stepping down from the leadership of the Vietnamese national soccer team, revealed his beliefs toward the Korea Football Association (KFA), which is looking for a new head coach. Director Park said, “It is my personal idea to want a person from my country to be the technical chairman,” and said, “(Foreign technical chairman) is not very desirable.”
After 5 years and 4 months of Vietnamese soccer, coach Park temporarily returned to Korea via Incheon Airport on the afternoon of the 14th to digest his personal schedule.
Coach Park, who took command of the Vietnamese national team in October 2017, stepped down from the command tower after the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Cup, which ended last month.
Coach Park Hang-seo won the AFF Cup in Vietnam, won the Southeast Asian Games (SEA) twice, and advanced to the final World Cup qualifiers.
Director Park met reporters at Incheon International Airport that day and said, “I have a desire to play the command tower for another 2-3 years.”
Coach Park Hang-seo, who also held the helm of the Korean national team as well as the head coach during the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, also expressed his belief in the men’s soccer team’s coaching post, which has recently been vacated.
On this day, in response to a question about the process of appointing a new national team coach, he said, “I don’t know the atmosphere because I’m away from Korean soccer,” but “I have a belief about the technical chairman. I think that a person from my country should do it.”
At KFA, after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Chairman Lee Yong-soo resigned, and Michael Müller from Germany took office as the new Chairman.
With Chairman Müller at the center, six members of the Power Reinforcement Committee, including Park Tae-ha, Korea Professional Football Federation Technical Committee Chairman, Cho Seong-hwan, Incheon United coach, and Choi Yoon-gyeom, Cheongju FC coach, are continuing discussions to appoint a coach to lead the Taegeuk Warriors.
Coach Park Hang-seo said, “I have been away for five years and now I am not a Vietnam national team coach, but an ordinary Korean footballer.” 메이저사이트
Meanwhile, KFA is looking for a successor to head coach Paulo Bento after his contract expired at the end of the World Cup in Qatar.
In a press conference held on the 11th of last month, Chairman Muller cited expertise, experience as a manager, motivation, and teamwork as the conditions for the appointment of a new leader. It seems that the outline of the new command tower will be revealed to some extent in late February or early March at the earliest.
KFA is conducting all future processes behind closed doors, taking into account the special nature of the negotiations for appointing the national team manager.