Chi Chi (62), former coach of the Brazilian national soccer team, is said to have turned down the position as head coach of the Korean national soccer team.
Brazil’s ‘GAUCHAZH’ reported on the 21st (Korean time), “Chi Chi rejected the offer to coach the Korean national team. He has already left the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) and has decided not to work for the Brazilian national team anymore.”
Currently, the Korea Football Association 메이저놀이터(KFA) is in the midst of looking for a successor for coach Paulo Bento (54). Together with Michael Müller, the National Power Enhancement Committee, six members of the Power Enhancement Committee have been confirmed, and candidates are being sought based on expertise, supervisory experience, motivation, teamwork ability, and environmental factors.
KFA has declared that it will conduct all negotiations behind closed doors, but it is known that it has already contacted several candidates behind the scenes. In Spain, news came that the Korean national team made an offer to Jose Bordalas, who led Deportivo Alaves, Getafe, and Valencia. However, he turned down an offer to coach the European big leagues.
Coach Chichi was also caught on the KFA radar. He has been taking a break from the Brazilian national team coaching post since being knocked out in the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Korean national team showed interest in him, but coach Chichi refused. GAUCHAZH said, “According to reporter Eduardo Gabardo, coach Chi Chi turned down the job as coach of the Korean national team, which he defeated in the World Cup. He is currently free without a affiliation.”
Director Chi Chi has a relationship with Korea and also has bad ties. In the round of 16 match between Korea and Qatar, when Richarlison scored, he performed a dance ceremony reminiscent of a pigeon, causing controversy.
The Brazilian players and coach Chi Chi explained that it was not a mockery, but a simple expression of joy, but it was pointed out that it was rude to dance every time a goal was scored. In particular, the appearance of even coach Chichi, who was on the bench, participating in the ceremony was criticized for crossing the line.