On Tuesday, the Korean Soccer Affiliation appointed Shin Tae-yong as head coach on a contract that expires till after the 2018 World Cup.
Shin, 46, will substitute the German Uli Stieleke, who was fired in June after a sequence of poor ends in the World Cup qualifiers.
Based on Kim Ho-gon, chairman of the Korean Soccer Affiliation’s technical committee, Shin is “the perfect particular person to repair Korean soccer proper now.”
The newly appointed Shin, directed the Beneath-23 South Korea facet to the final eight of the 2016 Rio Olympics and the Beneath-20 squad to the second spherical of the 2017 World Cup.
He was No. 2 to Stieleke earlier than he was appointed as head coach for the U-20 squad on November.
Shin was additionally a supervisor for Seongnam FC, with which he received the Asian Champions League title in 2010 and the Korean FA Cup trophy in 2011. A former midfielder, Shin made 23 appearances for South Korea from 1992 to 1997.
World Cup hopes within the stability
South Korea stand second in Group A within the third spherical of qualification for the 2018 World Cup with two video games to be performed.
Iran has already assured the highest spot within the group, whereas South Korea are combating Uzbekistan, who’re some extent beneath within the third place. Only the two top teams will qualify directly to the World Cup.
South Korea will face Iran on August 31, nonetheless the decisive match will likely be performed in Tashkent, when the 2002 semifinalists go to Uzbekistan on September 5.
‘Though the workforce is in a tough state of affairs, I imagine that Shin Tae-yong will be capable to display his skills,’ mentioned Kim Ho-gon.