The Cause of the Malaysia National Team Coach Fires Shin Tae-yong After the 2018 World Cup: Okezone Bola

REASON malaysian national team coach, Kim Pan-gon, fired Shin Tae-yong The end of the 2018 World Cup will be discussed in this article. Just to note, when Shin Tae-yong served as coach of the South Korean national team from September 2017 to July 2018, Kim Pan-gon was the boss of the 51-year-old tactician.

At that time, Kim Pan-gon held the position of the South Korean Football Federation (KFA) Coach Selection Committee. The position was held by Kim Pan-gon from December 2017 until he was elected as the coach of the Malaysian national team on Friday, January 21, 2022.

So, what was Kim Pan-gon’s job at that time? Kim Pan-gon is in charge of determining who will be the coach of the South Korean national team and the U-23 team.

He is also the one who evaluates the coach’s performance and determines the roadmap for the Taeguk Warriors squad – the nickname of the South Korean national team. Therefore, Kim Pan-gon who decided Shin Tae-yong’s fate, deserves a contract extension as the South Korean national team coach or not.

There was one tournament that Shin Tae-yong underwent with the South Korean national team in 2018, namely the 2018 World Cup. Unfortunately, Shin Tae-yong failed to meet public expectations.

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The South Korean national team failed to qualify for the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup after only collecting three points from three Group F matches. True, Shin Tae-yong brought South Korea to a 2-0 win over Germany on the final matchday of Group F of the 2018 World Cup. However, that result considered insufficient. When he returned to South Korea, Shin Tae-yong and his team were pelted with eggs by a local football lover.

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At that time, Shin Tae-yong’s contract with the South Korean national team was left until the end of July 2018. Diplomatically, Kim Pan-gon mentions Shin Tae-yong has the opportunity to get a new contract. However, the condition is that he has to compete with other coaches who are also candidates for the South Korean coach to finish the 2018 World Cup.

Shin Tae-yong

(Shin Tae-yong as coach of the South Korean national team)

“Shin Tae-yong did not succeed or fail in the 2018 World Cup. However, one year is enough time to bring the team to realize the target (to qualify for the last 16). It’s just that he failed to realize it,” said Kim Pan-gon quoting the Korea Herald.

“We assess Shin Tae-yong as one of the candidates. We will interview a number of coaches including Shin Tae-yong before choosing a new coach,” continued the 52-year-old man.

In the end, Kim Pan-gon appointed Paulo Bento as the coach of the South Korean national team as of August 17, 2018. As a result, Kim Pan-gon was the same as having kicked out Shin Tae-yong from the seat of the South Korean national team coach.

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