The Korean national soccer team is looking for a new veteran Spanish coach to fill the currently vacant head coach position.
Reporter Juancar Navacerada, who is well versed in Spanish news, said on SNS on the 19th (Korean time), “Korea plans to find and contact a Spanish coach in addition to Jose Bordalas.”
“A manager with a long history in La Liga will be considered first,” he added.
As coach Paulo Bento, who has led the national team for the past four years, left the team due to the expiration of his contract in December of last year, the current Korean national soccer team coach position is vacant.
While attention is focused on who will succeed Bento, who succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Bordalas, who recently led La Liga first division clubs Getafe and Valencia, has begun to be discussed.
Coach Bordalas has led Getafe for four seasons since the 2017/18 season, recording up to 5th place in La Liga and successfully advancing to the UEFA (European Football Federation) Europa League.
In the 2020/21 season, he showed off his spirit by leading Valencia to the Copa del Rey semifinals, but had to leave the team due to friction with the club’s leadership. 메이저사이트
In particular, coach Bordalas is well known to domestic fans for criticizing the club’s leadership after Lee Kang-in, the future of Korean football, left Valencia.
Coach Bordalas, who is taking a break after breaking up with Valencia, was mentioned as one of the candidates for the next Korean coach, raising fans’ expectations.
The variable is that Getafe, Bordalas’s former team, can re-appoint him.
There are local reports that Getafe may sack current manager Quique Flores and appoint Bordalas as manager.
Coincidentally, coach Flores is a leader who made an effort in 2018 for the Korea Football Association to appoint Shin Tae-yong as his successor, but failed to recruit.