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Indra Sjafri to deny having disagreement with Shin Tae Yong

Indra Sjafri to deny having disagreement with Shin Tae Yong

Asked about the dispute between Indra Sjafri and Shin Tae Yong, the Indonesian coach said it was not true.

In recent days, there were some rumors pointing out that then-technical director Indra Sjafri had some problems with manager Shin Tae Yong about managing the Indonesia national football team.

Speaking about that, the Indonesian coach said it was not true, and he would always support the head coach. Before Shin Tae Yong agreed to guide the Indonesian football teams, Indra Sjafri was the man who coached the U19 and U22 teams.

Under his guidance, many Indonesian players improved significantly to reach another the 30th SEA Games men's football event such as goalkeeper Nadeo "Kepa" Argawinata and striker Osvaldo Haay.

Initially, Indra Sjafri was also one of the possible candidates to become the head coach of the national team. However, after considering among several coaches, PSSI decided to work with Shin Tae Yong thanks to his achievements in the past.

As a result, Indra Sjafri became one of the assistants of Shin Tae Yong in the Indonesia team until he was appointed to be the technical director.

Compared to the Indonesian fellow coworker, Shin Tae Yong's CV was more impressive when he won the AFC Champions League as well as guided the South Korea national team in the past. To work with the Indonesia team, Shin refused to sign with a Chinese club.