Coach Carlos Queiroz메이저놀이터 (70), who is famous for his bad relationship with Korean soccer, takes the helm of the Qatar national soccer team.
Goal.com, a global soccer media outlet, reported on the 7th (Korean time), “Portuguese coach Queiroz will take charge of the Qatar national team.” He plans to lead the team until the 2016 World Cup in North and Central America, which will be held in four years.
According to Portuguese media, the Qatar Football Association put forward Fernando Santos, former Portuguese national team coach, as finalists along with Queiroz, but after thinking about it, he decided to join hands with Queiros. Santos, who was eliminated from the Qatar managerial candidate, recently took charge of the Polish national football team.
Queiroz’s strength is that he has extensive experience as an Asian football coach. He especially led the Middle East team a lot. He took charge of the Iranian national team twice, from 2011 to 2019 and in 2022, and played an active part in three consecutive World Cup finals. Aside from that, he has also coached the national teams of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Coach Queiroz, who led the Portuguese national team to the South African stage in 2010, challenges to become the manager of the World Cup for the fifth time in a row through North and Central America.
He is a well-known figure to domestic soccer fans for his bad relationship with Korean soccer. In the 2014 Brazil World Cup Asian final qualifying match, coach Queiros threw a fist potato at the Korean bench, meaning cursing. He received a lot of criticism for his rude behavior. Even after that, whenever he played against Korea, he would reveal his uncomfortable feelings through interviews.
As coach Queiros takes charge of the Qatar national team, there is a possibility that they will face Korea again. Next year, the Asian Cup will be held, and Korea and Iran may be tied to the same group in the final World Cup qualifiers.