Korea Football Association (KFA) has rejected the media speculation that Guus Hiddink would be back to his charge of national team head coach, confirming the duty of current boss Shin Tae-yong through next year’s World Cup.
As reported by Yonhap News, KFA Vice President Kim Ho-gon said he feels uncomfortable by a media report that Hiddink could coach the national team again for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
“This absurd story came out just less than a day that our national football team overcame difficult times and earned a ninth consecutive World Cup appearance,” Kim said to reporters at Incheon International Airport.
“We really want to know what and who started this story. This is really ridiculous.”
“Hiddink is a great coach and he is a person who knows logic of the situation,” he said. “He is not the type of person who makes an offer like that.”
On the other hand, the official stated the KFA would offer Shin full support to prepare for Russia campaign.
“Shin has overcome difficult moments,” he said. “Now, he needs to show the power of South Korean football at the World Cup finals.”