The Korea Football Association has decided to appoint a successor coach to succeed coach Paulo Bento (53, Portugal) within February next year. Prior to this, the first round of candidates will be selected during this month, and a direct interview will be held for the final candidates in January next year.
The Korea Football Association held the last board meeting of the year at the Soccer Hall in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 13th and confirmed these details. The National Team Strengthening Committee reported the schedule for the appointment of a new national coach on the same day.
According to the association, the strengthening committee plans to finalize the selection criteria and select candidates for the first round within this month. Afterwards, the final candidates are selected in January next year, and at the same time, the candidates’ capabilities are checked through direct interviews.
In February, it was decided to conduct individual negotiations in order according to the priority of the negotiation target, and finally to appoint a director. In this process, the association plans to recommend suitable leaders, both at home and abroad.
In addition to the appointment of a new coach, the KFA’s budget for next year is 158.1 billion won, an increase of 34 billion won from this year’s 114.1 billion won. It is the largest ever in the Korea Football Association.
The association explained, “The maximum so far was 123.4 billion won in 2013,” and “the reason why the budget for next year has increased significantly is because a large amount of money is invested in the construction cost of the soccer comprehensive center in Cheonan in 2024.” 토토
Among next year’s budget revenues, the association’s own revenues, such as sponsorships from official partner companies, A-match profits, and FIFA (International Football Federation) dividends, are the largest at 88.7 billion won. Sports Toto fund revenues of 22 billion come next.
In terms of expenditure, the construction cost of the soccer comprehensive center occupies the largest portion at 51.1 billion won. 32.5 billion won in operating expenses for national teams at each level and 26.9 billion won in operating expenses for domestic competitions followed.