Interim Coach of the National Soccer Team is not Currently in the K League

Who will be the firefighter to save the crisis-stricken Korean soccer.

The second meeting of the Korea Football Association’s Power Enhancement Committee was held at the soccer hall in Jongno-gu, Seoul, on the afternoon of the 24th. Unlike the first meeting, which held a media briefing on the 21st, the process was held behind closed doors from the second meeting.

As a result of the meeting, it was concluded that the government would appoint a temporary coach to lead the national soccer team for three months, reversing the first meeting’s decision to appoint a formal coach. With less than a month left before the second qualifying round for the World Cup with Thailand, the government did not have enough time to appoint a formal coach after thorough verification.

K-League fans sent a wreath of condolence flowers to the front door of the soccer hall where the power reinforcement committee was held. This is because there were reports that current K-League coaches such as Hong Myung-bo, Kim Ki-dong and Kim Hak-beom were considered as strong candidates for the national team.

Due to the aftermath of the replacement of Klinsmann, Chairman Chung Hae-sung said, “We are considering the domestic leader first.” There is a widespread crisis that if an incumbent coach is appointed, the K-League, which is set to open next week, could be shaken from the root. It is an appointment that neither the club nor the fans want. 토토

OSEN’s report revealed that no incumbent K-League coach is considered as interim coach of the national team. The committee also judged that it is not favorable and unreasonable to immediately appoint an incumbent K-League coach as the national team coach.

The most promising candidate is Park Hang-seo. Although Park is currently an advisor to Vietnam’s Park Ninh FC (third division), she has no obstacles to serving as the coach of the Korean national team. In the past, Park said several times that she has no interest in coaching the Korean national team. The coach said that he would not block the path of junior leaders.

However, the situation is different now. Temporary managerial posts are meaningful in that they have a limited period of time and can help ease difficulties for younger players including Hong Myung-bo. There is growing public opinion that a big adult in the soccer community should step up for the sake of Korean soccer in crisis.

Coach Park Hang-seo is also the person who knows Thailand’s history best. Coach Park led the Vietnamese national soccer team from 2017 to 2023. Vietnam, which was always inferior to Thailand, reversed its fortunes and stood as the strongest in Southeast Asia after coach Park’s guidance. Thailand is afraid of Korea just by Coach Park’s presence.

Above all, the Korean soccer team needs great leadership after suffering from the internal strife between Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in. If Park Hang-seo takes the lead, his students from the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, including Kim Nam-il, Cha Du-ri and Ahn Jung-hwan, can fire as a coaching staff for the national team. It can set the rules and culture of the collapsed national team. 스포츠토토

The Power Enhancement Committee is expected to announce the appointment of temporary supervisors at the third meeting next week after grasping the intentions of the candidates.