Former coach Paulo Bento, who led the Korean national team to the World Cup round of 16, was named as a candidate for the English Premier League (EPL) manager.
Director Bento reaped the beauty of the end and resigned as Korean coach. Coach Bento, who took over as coach of the Korean national football team in August 2018, took the concept of ‘leading football’ and built the team step by step, emphasizing share and build-up. 토토
It was football of perseverance and faith. Despite facing criticism that his player selection was inflexible, coach Bento consistently appointed players that matched his football style, and based on this, he created a performance that could lead against any team.
In the end, the true value was revealed at the World Cup. In the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 International Football Federation (FIFA) World Cup in Qatar, they confirmed their advance to the finals most comfortably in history, and showed strong performances against Uruguay, Ghana and Portugal in the World Cup finals. In the end, Korea advanced to the round of 16 in second place after Portugal with one win, one draw and one loss.
In the round of 16 against Brazil, he lost 1-4 and knelt down. However, under the guidance of coach Bento, Korea gained the confidence to play ‘leading football’ for the first time in the World Cup, and gave hope to Korean football.
That’s how Bento’s journey ended. Coach Bento, who has been with Korean football for about four years, is now looking for a job after returning to his home country, Portugal, in December of last year as his contract expires.
Leading clubs in Europe are interested in Bento, who played an active part in the World Cup. In particular, he is being discussed as a candidate for the Premier League managerial position. The British media’The Athletic’ also put Bento as a candidate in the list of candidates for the next Premier League manager. The media mentioned Bento’s name and said, “Paulo Bento’s lack of experience in English football is a disadvantage, but his performance in Korea should be highly evaluated. He also speaks fluent English and could be a candidate for the managerial position at a Premier League club.”
Meanwhile, following Bento’s name, other candidates also competed. Other candidates mentioned include Ruben Amoril, who currently leads Sporting CP, Luis Enrique, who coached Spain, Roberto Martinez, who coached Belgium, and Marcelo Bielsa, who recently headed Leeds United.