Paulo Bento says goodbye to the South Korea national team

The Portuguese coach confirmed today that he will no longer be coach of South Korea, after the defeat with Brazil, in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar.

“Our participation ended here and now it’s time to think about the future, which will not go through the Korea national team. I’m going to rest and then I’ll see what I’ll do. I’ve just communicated it to the players, to the president, it’s a decision I’ve taken since September. Today I ended up just confirming it and thanking everything they did and everything they gave”, he said.

At the press conference after the meeting with Brazil, Paulo Bento said he “couldn’t be more proud” of having coached the South Korean national team, which he led since 2018.

“If it wasn’t the best group I’ve worked with, it was certainly one of the best,” he said.

Regarding the round of 16 match, Paulo Bento said that he was “saddened by the result, but very proud of what these guys have done in these four years”.

This was Paulo Bento’s second World Cup as a coach, after having led Portugal in the 2014 World Cup, when the ‘quinas’ team did not make it past the group stage.

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