There is a lot of interest in who will be the new head coach of the national soccer team to succeed Bento.

The Football Association held a press conference on the current progress.

This is reporter Ha Seong-ryong.


Michael Müller, the new head of the Power Reinforcement Committee from Germany, who was in charge of appointing the next coach, greeted in Korean for the first time.

[Michael Müller/New Chairman of the Power Reinforcement Committee: Hello.

Happy New Year.]

Müller, who has been in charge of fostering youth and educating leaders at the association since 2018, became the first foreigner to serve as the chairman of the Power Reinforcement Committee a week ago.


It is known that there were only domestic leaders in the candidate group created by former Chairman Lee Yong-soo, but Chairman Müller announced that he would create a new candidate group regardless of nationality.

[Michael Müller/Korea Football Association Power Reinforcement Chairman: We will open all possibilities in a blank state.

Since I am German, I will think internationally and consider all possibilities.]


Regarding the contract period, which was the reason for the breakdown of contract renewal negotiations with Bento, the possibility of a long-term contract until the 2026 World Cup was also hinted at.

[Michael Müller/Korea Football Association Power Reinforcement Chairman: Personally, I think it is much better to form a successful relationship through a long-term contract.]

Regarding Lee Jae-sung's recent comments on social media that players should also have a voice in the process of appointing a manager, he replied that he would communicate with the players as well.

[Michael Müller/Korea Football Association Power Reinforcement Chairman: My role is to communicate and coordinate (with the players).] The

association plans to finalize the appointment of the next coach before the A-Match in March.

(Video coverage: Park Seung-won, video editing: Oh Young-taek)