The national team coach to succeed Paulo Bento, who led the Korean soccer team to advance to the Qatar World Cup round of 16, is expected to be appointed by February next year.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 13th that the schedule for the appointment of a new national coach was reported by the National Team Strengthening Committee at the last board meeting of the year held at the Seoul Soccer Hall in Jongno-gu.
As coach Bento, who has commanded the national team since September 2018, ended his term without renewing the contract at the end of the Qatar World Cup, Korean football is in a situation where it is necessary to find a new national team coach.
According to the plan reported on the day, the appointment of a new coach will be completed by February next year, and the National Team Strengthening Committee decided to recommend a suitable leader regardless of domestic or foreign countries.
The National Team Power Reinforcement Committee plans to finalize the criteria for appointing a new coach within this month and select candidates for the first round. 안전놀이터
In January of next year, after selecting the final candidates, they will check their capabilities through interviews, and in February, they plan to complete the appointment by conducting individual negotiations according to the priority of the negotiation target.
Meanwhile, the 2023 association budget was also deliberated at the board of directors on this day.
The budget of the Football Association next year is 158.1 billion won, an increase of 34 billion won from this year (114.1 billion won).
It is also the largest ever, surpassing 123.4 billion won in 2013.
The Football Association explained, “As a large amount of money was invested in the construction of the soccer comprehensive center in Cheonan in 2024, the budget for next year has increased significantly.”
Among the revenues of next year’s budget, the association’s own revenues, such as sponsorships from official partner companies, A-match profits, and FIFA dividends, are the largest at 88.7 billion won, followed by sports Toto fund revenues (22 billion won).
In terms of expenditure, the cost of building a comprehensive soccer center (51.1 billion won), the operating cost of each level of national team (32.5 billion won), and the operating cost of domestic competitions (26.9 billion won) were the highest.