Coach Paulo Bento is leaving Korea.
The Korea Football Association said on the official channel on the 12th, “Director Bento is scheduled to depart via Incheon Airport on Tuesday the 13th at 11:50 pm on flight EK323. He will arrive at the airport at 9:50 pm.”
Coach Bento was skilled enough to play for Portugal A national team for 10 years during his playing days. After his retirement, he took the baton in sprotting, where he took off his soccer boots, and became the Portuguese A national team coach with achievements. He returned to the club team after participating in the UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He went through Cruzeiro, Olympiacos and Chongqing Dangdai Lifan.
Korea came in 2018. He succeeded manager Shin Tae-yong, who resigned after the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Bento tried to transplant a modern football centered around build-up, quick pressing and transition. He led the team without sacking for the first time in a long time for four years, and Korea advanced to the World Cup finals in Qatar. Not that there was no noise. He was criticized for his stubborn tactical management and limited range of players.
There were many words right before the finals, but coach Bento proved it with his performance. Against Uruguay, Ghana and Portugal, he played attacking football without being pushed back. All Koreans were surprised by his amazing performance. He was compared to when he was playing underdog football every time. got the result They defeated Portugal in the final game and miraculously advanced to the round of 16. It has been 12 years since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. 토토
We faced Brazil in the round of 16 and lost 1-4. The result was a crushing defeat, but no one pointed a finger at the Korean members, including coach Bento. Everyone applauded and gave thumbs up. Coach Bento, who was talking about extending the contract, said at a press conference after the game, “We have already talked. Our journey with Korea is over.”
Upon returning to Korea, Bento was welcomed by fans. He also attended a dinner hosted by President Yoon Seok-yeol. Director Bento, who finished the schedule in hospitality, is now planning to leave Korea completely. Coach Bento will remain as one of the successful coaches in Korea. Everyone is applauding and cheering for Bento’s next journey.