SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) – After axing Uli Stielike as the men’s national team boss, South Korean football has now placed its bet on Shin Tae-yong, who will have to serve a firefighting role again for his country.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) on Tuesday announced that Shin will lead the senior squad through the 2018 FIFA World Cup, should South Korea qualify for the tournament. The 46-year-old previously managed South Korea’s football squad at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games and most recently at the FIFA U-20 World Cup at home.
In pro football, Shin coached South Korean outfit Seongnam FC to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League title in 2010. He also won the top flight K League title in 2009 and bagged two FA Cup trophies with Seongnam.
Pundits here welcomed the KFA’s decision to go with the promising coach to tide over the crisis in South Korean football.