The possibility that Paulo Bento (53), former coach of the Korean national soccer team, will take over as the head coach of the Polish national team has been raised.
Polish sports media TVP Sports reported on the 16th (Korean time), “Coach Paulo Bento has been mentioned as a candidate for coaching the Polish national team.”
The media also reported that “Bento has expressed his intention to join Poland.”
Poland, led by coach Czesław Mikhniewicz, advanced to the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar, but lost 1-3 to France in the round of 16.
Coach Bento set the record for the longest running coach of the Korean national soccer team (4 years and 4 months) and reached the round of 16 in the away 토토 World Cup for the first time in 12 years.
TVP Sports introduced Bento’s resume and said, “He participated in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup as a former Portuguese national team player, and as a coach, he led the Portuguese national team, Brazil’s Cruzeiro, Greece’s Olympiacos, and China’s Chongqing.”
“It is still unclear whether he will extend his contract with coach Mihnievich,” he said.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said he would award a bonus of at least $6.7 million (about 8.8 billion won) to the football team as Poland succeeded in advancing to the World Cup round of 16 for the first time in 36 years, but the budget deficit and high defense spending in Poland However, inflation hit the country by more than 17%, causing great public dissatisfaction, and withdrew this pledge.
Coach Bento took over as coach of the Korean national team immediately after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, led Korea for 4 years and 4 months, and left for Portugal, his home country, on the 13th. He seems to spend time recharging in Portugal and contemplating his future.