Following the sacking of the sacking of Kim Bong-gil, who led South Korea in the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship, KFA has appointed Kim Hak-bum the new head coach manage the team during the 2018 Asian Games on 28th February 2018.
The contract is until the 2018 Asian Games but there is a possibility to extend until 2020 Tokyo Olympics based on performances.
Kim Pan-gon, chief of the South Korea national team supervisory committee, pointed out that KFA confirmed Kim Hak-bum had analyzed the previous six matches the U-23 team played [and is hence well-prepared].
Previously, Kim Pan-gon announced that “we will focus on performance, not the name value. We should select a head coach to deliver our football philosophy, not to meet the taste of committee head or any certain figure.”
Kim Hak-bum is an experienced manager who has led Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, Henan Construction and Gangwon FC and has won the league and FA Cup. He is known for his analytical skills.