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Learn from Vietnam, Indonesia works with South Korean managers

Learn from Vietnam, Indonesia works with South Korean managers

After seeing Vietnam conquering AFF Cup and SEA Games under Park Hang Seo's guidance, Indonesia is ready to work with many South Korean managers.

In the past, Indonesia clubs and national teams usually choose European managers, because they think Western coaches are better than Asian. However, things changed when Park Hang Seo guided Vietnam to dominate Southeast Asia football.

As a result, PSSI is negotiating with Shin Tae Yong about the managerial role at Indonesia national football team.

Compared to other candidates namely the former head coach Luis Milla and the current Indonesia U22 boss Indra Sjafri, the South Korean coach is the best possible choice for Tim Garuda.

In the past, Shin Tae Yong guided Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma to become the champion of the AFC Champions League. After that, he coached the South Korea team to compete in the 2018 World Cup.

Although South Korea could not advance to the knock-out stage, they impressed by defeating Germany by a 2-0 score in the last match of the preliminary round.

Besides Shin Tae Yong, at the club level, many Indonesian football clubs are considering to work with South Korean coaches.

One of them is Shin Hong Gi, the former South Korea international player. Another candidate is Kim Sang Hoon, who currently coaches Guam women's team.

Both coaches have A-Pro licenses, and they can coach at any Indonesian team. At the moment, Liga 2 club Sriwijaya FC is the club that hopes to work with them.