Interest is growing day by day about the person who has emerged as a candidate for the Korean national soccer team’s head coach following former coach Paulo Bento.
Spanish media ‘As’ and ‘Mundo Deportivo’ reported on the 18th that “Korea, which is looking for a new national team coach, has contacted coach Jose Bordalas.”
The media said, “Former Valencia coach Bordalas has been linked to Spanish La Liga and overseas clubs since leaving Mestaya (Valencia’s home stadium) last summer, but no team has made an official offer.” “The Korea Football Association (KFA) contacted him tried,” he said.
Bordalas began his coaching career in 1993 with the Elicante CF B team. Since then, he has been in charge of the Elicante A team, and has mainly coached the lower league teams in La Liga. In 2015, he was appointed manager of Deportivo Alaves, leading the team to promotion to La Liga in his first year. The following year, Getafe was promoted to La Liga.
Coach Bordalas, who continued his position as manager of Getafe, succeeded in advancing to the European Football Federation바카라 (UEFA) Europa League (UEL) by placing the team in 5th place in the 2018-2019 season, and achieved a feat of advancing to the round of 16. However, he was hardened due to poor performance while remaining in 15th place in the league in the 2020-2021 season.
Prior to the opening of the 2021-2022 season, coach Bordalas also drew attention in Korea by taking the helm of Valencia, Lee Kang-in’s team at the time. However, right after Bordalas took office, Lee Kang-in left for Mallorca and it was a short period of time to actually build a deep bond. Afterwards, manager Bordalas also left Valencia after one season and is currently invincible.
As Portuguese coach Bento led the national team to the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, public opinion is forming that wants to appoint an overseas coach along with the heightened expectations of domestic soccer fans.
However, concerns continue over whether Bordalas will be appointed as the national team’s command tower. Coach Bordalas has no experience leading the national team. He has never left Spain to lead a team. Also, some are arguing that Bordalas’ tactics are not suitable for the current Korean national team.
It is said that coach Bordalas, who was coaching Getafe and Valencia, preferred a tough game style and was in direct contrast to the tactics of coach Bento, who led the national team for four years. In addition, coach Bento accumulated experience with the national team and a number of overseas leagues, and in Korea, he set up a residence in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, close to the National Training Center (NFC), and lived with his family, gaining favor from fans.