The reason for the criticism of the Korea Football Association by Park Hang-seo (65), former head coach of the Vietnam national soccer team, is because of its ‘direction’.
Coach Park wrote a new history by leading the Vietnam national football team and the U-23 team for five years and four months from 2017. Coach Park Hang-seo was treated as a Vietnamese hero by evolving Vietnamese football to the next level. He received a lot of support in Korea as well, and he was nicknamed ‘Rice Dink’.
Coach Park ended his accompaniment with Vietnam with the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup (Mitsubishi Cup) 메이저놀이터in January. I dreamed of winning the last competition, but unfortunately ended the last dance with a runner-up. On the 14th, director Park visited Korea for a while to digest schedules such as broadcasting.
In an interview on his return, coach Park also voiced his criticism of the Korea Football Association, along with his impressions of his trip to Vietnam. The Korea Football Association appointed Michael Müller, a German leader, as the new head of the Power Reinforcement Committee. Centering around Chairman Müller, 6 people, including Park Tae-ha, technical director of the Korea Professional Football Federation, Incheon United coach Cho Seong-hwan, and Cheongju FC coach Choi Yoon-gyeom, will discuss appointing the next coach for the national team.
After the Mitsubishi Cup on the 17th of last month, coach Park said, “I wonder how much Chairman Muller really knows about Korean leaders. It is a question of whether documents or data can be clearly evaluated. Was the appointment of a foreigner as the chairperson in order to select a foreign director?”
After entering the country, there was no change in thinking. Director Park said, “I have been away from Korea for a long time, so I do not know the current situation accurately. However, the chairman still thinks that it is right for a person from his country to do it. it’s my conviction The current situation is not very desirable.”
The reason why director Park revealed the above conviction is because of the ‘direction’. As a foreign chairperson, it is difficult to give an accurate evaluation of domestic supervision. Director Park said, “I made a proposal for youth work in Vietnam, but it is not easy for a foreign coach to do that job.” In other words, there is a suitable person and direction depending on the job, but the Korean Football Association’s current choice is not suitable.
The Korea Football Association announced that all future coach appointments will be held privately. The new soccer team coach is likely to make his debut in the A match against Colombia to be held at Munsu Soccer Stadium in Ulsan on the 24th of next month. With the appointment date set by the Korea Football Association approaching, doubts about the direction remain.