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Indonesia sets to appoint former U23 South Korea head coach

Indonesia sets to appoint former U23 South Korea head coach

The new president of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) has planned to appoint coach Shin Tae-yong to replace Simon McMenemy to manage the national team.

Shortly after being elected to the chair of the Indonesian Football Association, Mr.Mochamad Iriawan set out a series of missions to change the face of Indonesia football in the period 2019-2023. The revolution will start with finding candidates for the position of head coach of the Indonesian national team instead of Simon McMenemy.

Mr. Mochamad has nominated two candidates for this position. They are former coach Luis Milla and coach Shin Tae-Yong. In particular, the appointment of strategist Park Hang Seo's compatriot is the plan that Indonesia is most interested in.

The media of Indonesia football simultaneously supported the appointment of the South Korean coach, especially after the successful steps of two neighbors Thailand and Vietnam when using Asian coaches.

"There is no question about the class of coach Shin Tae Yong. He helped South Korea to be the 2016 U23 AFC champion and reached the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics. He also brought U20 South Korea to the round of 16 teams at the U20 World Cup. 2017. Most recently, Shin also helped South Korea beat Germany at the 2018 FIFA World Cup", Bola page about the talent of coach Shin Tae Yong.

Indonesian football now needs a high-class strategist to replace coach Simon McMenemy after the latest disappointing matches in the second round of World Cup 2022 qualifier. PSSI representatives also sent suggestions to coach Shin Tae-yong. If the deal is successful, Shin will become the first South Korean coach in Indonesian football history.

Indonesian journalist Ario Yosia is also excited that the home team has the opportunity to successfully appoint a talented Asian coach.

"Indonesia needs to follow Thailand and Vietnam in bringing in Japanese and South Korean strategists. These are all typical Asian football backgrounds. I and many Indonesian fans expect the team to find a good coach", said Ario Yosia.