The national team is “rejecting”… Barcelona coach Chavi refuses to take over as national team coach


Coach Chavi Hernandez also declined the national team’s position.

Spanish media Mundo Deportivo reported on the 24th (Korea Standard Time) that “when he announced his resignation in January, I was contacted by the Korean national team that only Clins was dismissed a few weeks later and wanted to bring him to the position.”

In January, the legendary Barcelona coach made a surprise announcement that he would step down as coach at the end of this season. He said in a press conference, “I will leave Barcelona in June. We have reached a point where we cannot come back. It is time for a change. I think it is time to leave. I have talked to the board of directors and the club today.”

“Now everything will be calmer, we can compete in the Champions League. At least with this decision, you [the media] will not kill me anymore. With this decision, the club will be better,” he added.

According to media outlets, when he made the decision, the Korea Football Association contacted Chavi. However, Chavi had nothing to be desired. Although many teams invited him and he thought of leaving Barcelona after June 30, he said he would thank the Korean national team for their interest but would reject the offer. After all, the wall of reality was cold.

Currently, all the coaches are turning down the Republic of Korea. The first rejection was Jesse Machi, a leading candidate. The Korea Football Association continued to see Jesse Machi as its No. 1 manager and actually negotiated. But what was holding back was Machi’s high salary demands and the association’s lack of funds to meet them. Machi also ended up heading to the Canadian national team as his domestic residency was intertwined.

The second choice was Casas, who was the second choice to reject the offer. Casas was also included in the shortlist, and actually had an interview and negotiations. However, the offer fell through due to the fact that he is currently serving as the coach of the Iraqi national team and the objection of the Iraqi Football Association to remove Casas.

At the time, Iraqi media outlet WinWin said, “Casas respects his contract with the Iraqi Federation and will continue his journey with the goal of advancing to the 2026 World Cup. Jesus Casas wants to complete his mission with the Iraqi national team, so he will reject any other offer currently made to him.”

In the end, the appointment of the coach for the Korean national soccer team went back to square one. The KFA, which was in a hurry to have a coach in charge of the second qualifying round for the World Cup in June, appointed Kim Do-hoon, a former coach of Ulsan HD, 토토사이트 as its interim coach. Kim will become the interim coach of just two matches against Singapore and China.

Now that we are back to square one, we need to select candidates for coaches more carefully. We have more time than announced in May. More time means that we can talk with more coaches more carefully. From June, major competitions such as Euro and Copa America will be held. The Korea Football Association will closely watch this competition.

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