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Ignoring Japanese and Chinese clubs, Shin Tae-Yong determined in becoming Indonesia's coach

Ignoring Japanese and Chinese clubs, Shin Tae-Yong determined in becoming Indonesia's coach

Rumors said despite receiving various offers from big clubs in J.League and the Chinese Super League, the former manager of South Korea national football team preferred replacing Simon McMenemy in the position of Indonesia's head coach.

Shin Tae Yong was out of work after guiding the South Korea team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Although his team could not qualify the group stage, they impressed by defeating Germany in the last match by 2 goals difference.

As a result, Shin Tae-Yong was offered by numerous club both inside and outside South Korea. However, he likely wanted to go on working with another national team, so he was interested in becoming the Indonesia team's head coach.

On the other hand, the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) is also looking for a new head coach to replace Simon McMenemy. Because of the poor performance of the Indonesian team in the World Cup qualification round under McMenemy's management, PSSI sacked him.

According to PSSI President, they had to pay for McMenemy a huge amount of money as compensation. However, it was necessary to improve the team's morale.

Currently, Shin Tae-Yong was not the only coach negotiating with PSSI. They also considered choosing Luis Milla, former manager of the Indonesia team.

As a result, both Shin Tae-Yong and Luis Milla are rumored to have a meeting with PSSI officials in Malaysia, but the South Korean coach seemed to be the preferred choice.

Not only PSSI wants to have a coach who once competed in the FIFA World Cup, but also Shin Tae-Yong likes to have new challenges with Southeast Asian football.

The salary for Shin Tae-Young may even be bigger than the amount that his two colleagues Nishino in Thailand and Park Hang Seo in Vietnam received. The number would be around 1,2 million USD per year according to sources.