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South Korea appoint Seol Ki-hyeon as new assistant coach

South Korea Football Association (KFA) announced the appointment of Seol Ki-hyeon as the new national team assistant coach on an interim basis.

The 38-year-old, who is currently Sungkyunkwan University’s first-team coach, will work with Uli Stielike from March 1 until the 2018 FIFA World Cup games.

“It is an honor to have an opportunity to dedicate to the national team,” Seol told KFA official website.

“I’d like to make a contribution to the National Team based on various experiences I gained while playing in both Europe and Korea.”

Seol scored 19 goals in 82 matches for South Korea and competed in 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup. He retired as a player in 2014 after spending 14-year domestic and overseas career in England and Belgium.