Paulo Bento (54), former coach of the Korean national soccer team, is being discussed as a strong candidate for the Polish command post.
On the 19th, TVP, a Polish state-run broadcaster, said, “Former coach Bento is in charge of the Polish national team. The head of the Polish Football Association, Cesari Kulesha, will make an official announcement on the 25th, when the board meeting is scheduled,” it reported. TVP said, “Coach Bento brought Korea to the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar. Bento’s players have achieved good results by showing attractive and attacking football.” The media also mentioned the possibility of negotiations failing.
Poland parted ways with coach Czesław Mikhniewicz last month. Poland, led by Michniewicz, made it through the group stage (Group C) at the World Cup in Qatar, but was eliminated after a 1-3 defeat to France in the round of 16. Director Mihnievich was also criticized. Poland’s FIFA (International Football Federation) ranking is 22nd. It is three places higher than Korea (25th). 슬롯사이트
The Polish Football Association is weighing former coach Bento and former Girondins Bordeaux (France) coach Vladimir Petkovic as the final two candidates for new coaches. It is known that Chairman Kulesha strongly hopes for former coach Bento, who served as the Portuguese and Korean national team coaching tower.
When former coach Bento ascends to the Polish command tower, he will coach goalkeeper Roberto Lewandowski (35, Barcelona), Kim Min-jae’s teammate Piotr Zielinski (29, Naples), and world-class goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (33, Juventus). The new coach will lead Poland from Group E in the Euro 2024 (European Championship) qualifiers to be held in March.