South Korea targets former Japan manager Halilhodzic

Korean Football Association is interested in former Japan head coach Vahid Halilhodzic, according to various Algerian media ‘DZ Foot’ and ‘TSA.’

‘DZ Foot’ reported that KFA had already approached Halilhodzic. The Bosnian led Algeria in the 2014 World Cup; the team easily defeated South Korea 4:2 in the group stage, and proceeded to the round of 16. Though his side was defeated by Germany that later became the champions, Algeria’s performance was outstanding.

The Bosnian coach took over Japan’s national team as a new manager in 2015; however, Japan Football Association was not convinced with his ability especially due to a lack of “communication and trust,” according to the JFA president Kozo Tashima, and decided to sack him two months before the World Cup.

In the meantime, Kim Pan-gon, chief of the South Korea national team supervisory committee, previously explained that the “new manager should be qualified enough to lead the team that has participated in the World Cup nine times consecutively, with experiences in qualifying for the World Cup and winning trophies in continental competitions and world-class leagues.”