Hunt for replacement coach delayed a week

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Hunt for replacement coach delayed a week

Efforts to find a successor to national team manager Huh Jung-moo will be delayed a week. The Korea Football Association’s technical committee was set to announce a new manager this week but has decided to delay the announcement, as their search is taking longer than expected.

“We have decided to delay the meeting which was set to take place this week to next week,” a KFA official was quoted as saying to Yonhap. “We felt in order to thoroughly assess our candidates and make a careful decision, we needed more time.”

The technical committee members initially tabbed Huh’s assistant Chung Hae-soung as the new manager, but Chung turned them down.

Committee members held a meeting on July 7 and decided to narrow their choice to domestic candidates. They are currently reviewing 12 to 13 candidates from a pool of current and former K-League managers.

By Jason Kim

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