“The new coach of the national team, all possibilities are open… I want to leave it for 4 years”
“You have to think internationally. I will keep all possibilities open.”
Michael Müller (58), the new head of the Korea Football Association’s National Team Reinforcement Committee, who will oversee the ‘finding of the owner’ of the Korean national football team’s baton left behind by coach Paulo Bento, gave priority to foreign leaders at a press conference held at the Seoul Sinmunro Soccer Center on the 11th. He said this about what he did.
After the World Cup in Qatar, rumors circulated that the Football Association was considering a domestic leader as the next national team coach, but with the appointment of Mueller on the 4th, the atmosphere is putting more weight on foreign coaches. However, Chairman Mueller said, “I will appoint a new director according to the procedure according to the guidelines that have been set.” “I don’t want to cause any speculation at this point.”
He also said, “I can’t answer right now which country the new coach is from. I came here to explain what process to go through to appoint a coach and what kind of leader to consider as a new coach,” he said. He added, “The length of the contract is a matter to be determined as a result of negotiations, but my personal opinion is that a successful relationship through a long-term contract is far better.”
When asked about the guidelines, “We narrowed it down to five according to the Football Association’s request. “Expertise, experience, motivation, teamwork, and environmental factors,” he explained. “Environmental factors include whether the director candidate can live in Korea and whether his philosophy matches the association, and all of these will be judged individually.” did.
Regarding whether or not the first candidate group was selected by the former chairman (Lee Yong-soo), Chairman Muller said, “I received that list. Thank you,” he admitted, “we plan to review everything with a blank slate open. I will also use my personal network.”
When asked if he could accept Lee Jae-seong (Mainz)’s opinion that “players should actively voice their voices,” he said, “I will communicate with everyone, including not only the players, but also the coaching staff.” To be honest, I didn’t really think about it,” he said.
Meanwhile, Hankook Research said on the same day, “As a result of a poll conducted on 1,000 men and women over the age of 18 nationwide from the 23rd to the 26th of last month, 56% of the respondents answered that the nationality of the new coach does not matter.” 19% said that foreigners should be appointed, and 10% said that Koreans should be appointed. 15% answered “I don’t know”.
As for the age group that supports foreigners, the 18-29 years old has the highest share of 30%, while the 50-59 years old and 60 years old and older have a 16% approval rating, giving preference to Korean coaches 메이저놀이터. In addition, 51% of the respondents thought it would be better to guarantee the contract period of the new manager until the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America. 29% of the opinion that there should be an ‘interim evaluation’ according to this year’s Asian Cup results.