‘Lee Kang-in’s teacher’ Bordalas, will he take the lead in Korean football?
Former Valencia CF coach Jose Bordalas (pictured) is receiving attention as claims are made that he is a candidate for the next Korean national soccer team coach. Media outlets such as Spain’s Radio Cadena SER reported on the 18th (Korean time), “Korea has contacted director Bordalas. Korea recently investigated the possibility of Bordalas as a candidate for a new manager.”
Coach Bordalas, who currently has no team in charge, has no experience with the national team, but is a person with a lot of bones in charge of several teams in Spain. In particular, he promoted Deportivo Alaves and Getafe CF from the second division to the first division in succession, and in 2019, he advanced Getafe to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League, where his leadership was recognized. He is known as a manager who is better at using counterattack tactics than his predecessor, Paulo Bento.
There is also a short relationship with Lee Kang-in (Real Mallorca), who is called the ‘future of Korean football’. Coach Bordalas took the helm of Valencia in 2021, but Lee Kang-in moved the team shortly after. Regarding this, coach Bordalas expressed regret, saying, “Lee Kang-in is obviously a player who will be of great help to Valencia, but the club sent him out is an incomprehensible decision.” If Bordalas takes over, it can be predicted that the use of Lee Kang-in, who is fluent in Spanish and has technical capabilities, will increase.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) is putting forward a principled position regarding the contact theory, saying, “It is a situation in which several coaches are recommended and recognized.” However, even if Korea actually wants him, it is unknown whether a contract will be reached, such as having to compete because the Getafe club, which has good memories of the past, is also known to be aiming for re-election. 카지노사이트
Meanwhile, coach Bento, who led Korea to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and made achievements in the round of 16, is emerging as a strong candidate to coach the Polish national soccer team. Polish media are reporting that along with Bento, Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic has been selected as a finalist. Poland also succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 in Qatar, but it is known that they are preparing to appoint a foreign coach as dissatisfaction with the performance grows.