The Korean national soccer team is competing for head coach Rafael Benitez (63), who led the heyday of Liverpool and Valencia in the past.
Coach Benitez appeared on Sky Sports on the 19th (Korean time) and commented on the match between Liverpool and Newcastle United in the 24th round of the Premier League in the 2022/23 season held at St. James Park in Newcastle, England.
Coach Benitez, who was commentating on a Liverpool game for his former team, surprised domestic football fans by revealing in an interview, “I received a coaching offer from Korea.”
The position of the head coach of the Korean national soccer team has been vacant until now as coach Paulo Bento put down the baton due to the expiration of his contract in December of last year.
While the Korea Football Association is looking for a new leader to lead the Taegeuk Warriors in the future, coach Benitez mentioned that he received an offer directly from Korea.
Director Benitez insisted, “I am receiving offers from Korea, China and Mexico, but it is important to have a project that can utilize all my experience.”
Regarding the project, he said, “I’ve talked about it many times, but I need a project. I’ve been fortunate enough to coach a lot of teams and have won a few championships, so I can argue my likes and dislikes about the project.” 바카라사이트
“If it’s a three-week project instead of three years, three weeks and you’re under pressure right away. It takes time and the right project,” he added.
Coach Benitez implied that he could decide whether or not to appoint a coach depending on the project, but he immediately expressed some skepticism about the appointment of another soccer team coach.
“My problem is that I and my family live in England, and I’m fine and happy,” said Benítez. If so, I want to stay in Europe.”
Coach Benitez, who had put Valencia CF at the top of La Liga in the past, has risen to the ranks of world-class managers by winning the UEFA Champions League title with the ‘Miracle of Istanbul’ after taking office at Liverpool.
However, over time, coach Benítez began to be sacked from each team due to discord with players and poor performance.
In January of last year, he fell to the relegation zone and was dismissed from Everton coaching position eight months after taking office due to poor performance, and has not been able to find a new team so far.