Former coach Paulo Bento (54), who led the Korean soccer World Cup round of 16, is expected to take the lead in Poland.
Polish TVP reported on the 19th (local time) that former coach Bento was identified as taking the helm of the national team. TVP confirmed this fact through a soccer person who worked with former coach Bento, and said that the head of the Polish Football Association, Chezary Kulesha, is expected to make an official announcement through a press conference scheduled for the 25th.
Previously, Chairman Kulesha said in a media interview, “The new coach will be a foreigner. We conveyed our thoughts and are waiting for an answer.” Local media have reported that former coach Vladimir Petkovic, who led Girondins Bordeaux (France), former team of Hwang Eui-jo, along with former coach Bento as a candidate for ‘foreign coach’, has been on the lookout.
After a competition with former coach Petkovic, who led the Swiss national team for 7 years from 2014, it is understood that former coach Bento finally received the drop and reached an agreement with the Polish Football Association, TVP reported. While it is known that President Kulesha strongly wanted Bento, the media added that there is still a possibility that negotiations may fail at the last minute.
Poland parted ways with coach Czesław Mikhniewicz last month. He has not extended his contract and is looking for a new manager. Poland, who advanced to the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, was eliminated by runner-up France 1-3. 스포츠토토
TVP also interviewed a Portuguese media reporter, Hecord, to confirm Bento’s reputation in the country. Reporter Andre Zeferino of Hekord said, “After the last World Cup, the evaluation of Bento has improved. did,” he said.
He said, “The strength of former coach Bento is the ability to manage the team.” “There was Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal and Son Heung-min in Korea. He predicts that he will have a good relationship with Robert Lewandowski.”