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Shin Taeyong was appointed as a new coach of the National Team

Date : 2017.07.06 View : 1048
Coach Shin Taeyong was appointed as the new coach of the Korea National Football Team.

Technical committee of KFA hosted the '6th Technical Committee of 2017' at National Football Center(NFC) in Paju on July 4th in order to discuss about the appointment of the national team coach and U-23 national team coach. The meeting started at 9 am and continued until the afternoon. At 2 pm, Kim Hogon, the chairman of the technical committee held a briefing and announced the appointment of Coach Shin Taeyong.

"Coach Shin Taeyong is appointed as the new National Team coach. The contract is until the 2018 Russia World Cup Final. Even in a case that the National team ranks 3rd in the final preliminary league, Coach Shin Taeyong will continue to lead playoff. Composition of coaching staff is also entrusted to the coach," said Kim Hogon, the chairman of the technical committee in the announcement.

"For he has previously acted as the national team coach, Coach Shin Taeyong has a good understanding about the national team players better than any one else," explained the Chairman Kim about the reason to appoint Coach Shin. He also added, "one of the abilities of Coach Shin Taeyong is a good communication skill. He can cheer up the team and raise cohesive force in a short time. I believe that he will lead the team to a victory while using the most suitable tactics and strategies as he has a great strategical operation power."

The appointment of the coach of the U-23 national team was postponed. The Chairman Kim said, "we had a deep discussion about the appointment of the coach of the U-23 national team but we were not able to make a decision today. At the moment, we decided to appoint one of the former leaders of the KFA for a temporary position. The summon is planned on July 6th, but we had to postpone the meeting inevitably."

In the technical committee, all eight members of the technical committee who were announced on July 3rd have attended. The members are Choi Youngjun (the full-time instructor of the KFA youth team, remaining in the position), Cho Geungyeon (the chairman of the K-League, remaining in the position), Ha Seokju (the coach of Ajou University, remaining in the position), Cho Yeongjeung (the head of the referee committee of the K-league), Park Gyeonghun (the coach of Seungnam FC), Hwang Seonhong (the coach of FC Seoul), Seo Jeongwon (the coach of Suwon Samsung) and Kim Byungji (former National team player).
Following is the press interview with Kim Hogon, the chairman of the technical committee.

- Why was the meeting extended?
There were many candidates mentioned for the new coach. Each committee members had different opinions. We have exchanged opinions for a long time and narrowly selected candidates. We have deeply discussed strengths and weaknesses of each candidate for about five hours, narrowed opinions and made a final decision.

- What is the current challenge of the national team and how will you solve the issue?
We considered the communication skill with the players is the key ability of the coach. The current national team has an issue of communication between the players and the leader as well as between the players. The team is not united. The committee members all agreed on this. We thought that Coach Shin Taeyong can demonstrate his ability of communication based on his previous experiences and characteristics.

- What does it mean by keeping him as a coach even if the team ranks 3rd in the final preliminary league?
Of course there should not be a case to go for the playoff. It is an issue discussed just in case. We believe that the coach will have a sufficient evaluation about the team while having the rest of two preliminary leagues. It will be even harder to bring better results if there is another change of the coach even in the worse case.

- Coach Shin Taeyong is in charge of a big match followed by the 2016 Rio Olympic and 2017 U-20 World Cup.
It is his strength to be continuously in charge of the big matches. He gained scores in his ability to operate team as well as techniques of game as a leader. He will have an experience of acting as a coach even in a difficult situation which will strength him as a better leader. It is hard time for the national team at the moment, but we believe that Coach Shin Taeyong will demonstrate his ability in full potential.

- How will you prepare the rest of the two preliminary league against Iran and against Uzbekistan?
We have to play the game immediately after appointment of the coach so we will assist the coach while managing the KFA organization in a good way. We will discuss about many issues with the new coach. I believe that power of each national team player is very good. It is the coach's duty to unite these abilities and demonstrate the power together. There are many concerns as well as encouragements. We will do the best to be keep qualified for the World Cup for the 9 times in a row.

Words: Kwon Taejeong
English translation: Kim Hyejoong
Photo: FA Photos