Yong-Soo Reveals Shortlist

Hong Myung Bo was the latest manager to take charge of the South Korean national football team but his stay as the head coach of the squad did not last very long as he was appointed as the coach on June 24 of 2014 as the board of directors of the team wanted him to prepare the squad for the 2014 World Cup but after not managing to win a single match and finishing at the bottom of Group H, Myung Bo resigned from his position on July 10 of the same year. His time as the manager of the national side did not last even for 1 month.

Ever since then Hong Myung Bo departed and stepped down as the manager the South Korean national football team has been without a head coach but according to the newly appoint head of the technical committee, Lee Yong-Soo has revealed that a shortlist has already been made with 3 potential suitors.

Lee Yong-Soo spoke during a press conference and unveiled details about the appointment of the next coach of the national team: "We've shortlisted three coaches based on specific criteria, and all three are from overseas. One South Korean coach met our criteria, but our committee decided to keep him off the list this time. The Korean Football Association (KFA) will begin serious negotiations with the three candidates next week," Lee added. "We will not identify those candidates at this time."

All fingers are pointing towards the next coach of the South Korean national football team towards being a foreign coach as Lee Yong-Soo said. The manager that is going to be elected is expected to be in charge of the national team and guide them through the Asian qualifications for the 2018 World Cup which will be held in Russia.

South Korea has a number of friendly matches scheduled to play against: Venezuela, Uruguay and Paraguay which will be played throughout September and October.