Robert Moreno rejected the offer to coach the Korean national soccer team
Foreign media reported that Robert Moreno (46, Spain) is not in charge of the Korean national team, which is ranked 25th in the FIFA World Ranking.
On the 22nd (Korean time), Spain’s ‘Diario As’ and Ecuador’s ‘El Universo’ said, “Moreno has not yet decided where to go. The Korea/Ecuador national team is not the position I want as a coach.”
‘Diario As’ is one of the four major sports newspapers in Spain. ‘El Universo’ is Ecuador’s largest daily newspaper with a 102-year history.
The two media said, “The Korea-Ecuador Football Association is paying attention to Moreno as the successor coach of the national team to lead the new project. However, the two countries are not decisive options for Moreno to return to leadership.”
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France is ranked 5th in the UEFA league rankings, and Spain is ranked 5th. According to ‘Diario As’ and ‘El Universo’, the fact that Moreno does not rule out the possibility of directing the club team also lowers the odds of being appointed coach of the Korean and Ecuadorian national teams.
Paulo Bento (54, Portugal), who coached Korea since August 2018, ended his term in December last year. Thanks to his 16th place at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Bento was ranked 8th in the vote for the National Team Manager of the Year Award by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).
It is the first foreign coach since Guus Hiddink (77, Netherlands) in 2002 to bring the Korean national team to the World Cup round of 16. At the time, Korea and Japan were co-hosts of the tournament. This means that Bento is the first foreign coach to lead the team through the away World Cup group stage.
In the World Cup finals in Qatar, Korea drew 16th ranked Uruguay 0-0 and then defeated 9th ranked Portugal 2-1. In the final qualifier, they won 2-0 against Iran, which is ranked 24th in the world.