One month until the deadline, busy busy
‘I have to find the manager, and I have to find the opposing team as well.’
The Korea Football Association (KFA) is going to spend a busy February. In addition to appointing a new command tower, they also need to find an opponent before their debut.
KFA is in the midst of finding a successor for former manager Paulo Bento. Former coach Bento made the second round of 16 in history at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which ended last year, but could not extend his accompaniment due to differences in his contract period.
After the World Cup, the association set out to find a new captain. Instead of former Power Enhancement Chairman Lee Yong-soo, a new Power Enhancement Chairman Michael Müller was appointed and a successor is being searched for.
Various names are coming up. Head coach Vahid Halilhodzic, who led the Algerian national team during the 2014 Brazil tournament and brought humiliation to Korea, former Getafe coach Jose Bordalas, former Brazil national team coach Chichi, and former Hamburg coach Torsten Fink, etc. According to the KFA, the recent committee is going through the appointment process well, such as holding its first meeting. 토토사이트
It is also a major task to find an opponent who will be the debut match of the command tower. It is expected that the South American team will be the first A match of the year, and the new coach’s debut match.
On the 29th of last month, Federico Baisan, a reporter from the Uruguayan media ‘Tele Mundial Uruguay’, reported on social media that Korea’s counterpart was Uruguay. The two teams met in the first leg (0-0 draw) of the last World Cup Group H group stage in Qatar. It is said that a rematch will take place in 4 months to determine the winner.
It is very likely to become a reality. Currently, it is not easy for European countries to achieve success because of the Nations League of the European Football Federation (UEFA). Accordingly, they are looking for opponents among South American teams. Although KFA is in the recruitment stage, Uruguay also admitted to some extent that it is one of the candidates.
If that happens, we will have a return match against Uruguay on March 20th. As it is A-match week until the 28th, we plan to find another team and play a total of two matches in Korea. In order to properly digest the A-match week in March, the manager and opponent must be determined within February at the latest. You have to move faster than usual.