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Postby SteveW » Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:40 pm

Holyjoe wrote:Quote from a Donga.com article:

Bonfrere Steps Down from National Team

Busan I¡¯Park coach Ian Porterfield (59) and Suwon Bluewings coach Cha Bum-keun (52) seem to be the most probable candidates for the post of South Korea¡¯s new national football team coach.

A high-ranking officer of the Korea Football Association (KFA) said on August 23 that the association is forming its opinion on which one to pick. Coach Porterfield turned his team into the surprise winners of the first K-League, and coach Cha was once a star player himself.

He added that if adopting either of them fails, the association will go for another world-class coach as soon as possible so the new coach could be named until mid September at latest.


No direct quotes, but this seems to be suggesting that Porterfield and Cha are being considered now by the KFA (there's a similar article in Korean on the Donga site too) - again more merit to the 'National team job playoff' match tonight between Busan and Suwon ;)

Oh yeah, and Vogts for Korea - they're going through exactly the same list of names the media came up with last summer when Coehlo was being replaced.


I think having had 2 fuck up foreigner coaches the small minded Korean-ness will kick in and the next coach will have to be one of their own.

Cha would seem the obvious choice. We can only hope so.

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Postby forzakr » Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:26 am

Both gave interviews after the game last night that they were not interested in the position.

Maybe they're just bullshitting. haha
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Postby SteveW » Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:32 pm

forzakr wrote:Both gave interviews after the game last night that they were not interested in the position.

Maybe they're just bullshitting. haha


They can't say they are interested while they still have jobs and haven't been offered the position yet.

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Postby Holyjoe » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:27 pm

Yeah and the Daily Record think he's actually been offered it:

25 August 2005
FOOTBALL: KOREA CHANCE

IAN PORTERFIELD has been offered a job as the new boss of South Korea. The 2002 World Cup semi-finalists are looking for a new coach after Dutchman Jo Bonfere resigned.

However, the former Aberdeen manager, currently in charge of Korea's top club side Busan Icons, said: "It is obviously very flattering but I have lots to do here. We are in the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League and may have a chance to play in the World Club Championship


I've been reading a couple of Korean articles and they're full of 'insider' knowledge claiming that Porterfield is the main candidate being considered by the KFA right now.

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Postby Holyjoe » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:45 pm

Actually, this is a long-shot but does anyone know when Porterfield coached Al-Ittihad? As far as I can tell this is the extent of his coaching resume so far:

Rotherham United 1979-1981
Sheffield United 1981-1986
Aberdeen 1986-1988
Reading 1989-1991
Chelsea 1991-1993
Zambia 1993-1994
Bolton Wanderers (assistant) 1995-1996
Zimbabwe 1996-1997
Oman 1997-1999
Trinidad & Tobago 2000-2002
Asante Kotoko 2002
Busan I'cons 2002-now

I'm guessing that he went there after Bolton but I don't know when...

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Postby Hyok » Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:02 pm

Holyjoe wrote:Actually, this is a long-shot but does anyone know when Porterfield coached Al-Ittihad? As far as I can tell this is the extent of his coaching resume so far:

Rotherham United 1979-1981
Sheffield United 1981-1986
Aberdeen 1986-1988
Reading 1989-1991
Chelsea 1991-1993
Zambia 1993-1994
Bolton Wanderers (assistant) 1995-1996
Zimbabwe 1996-1997
Oman 1997-1999
Trinidad & Tobago 2000-2002
Asante Kotoko 2002
Busan I'cons 2002-now

I'm guessing that he went there after Bolton but I don't know when...


If you don't know, you expect one of us football ignorami to know? :-D

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Postby Holyjoe » Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:42 pm

Hyok wrote:
If you don't know, you expect one of us football ignorami to know? :-D


Well I think he was in charge at Al-Ittihad from 1994-1995 ;)

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Anyway, now Bobby Robson has said he is interested in the job:

Ex-England Coach Wants S. Korea Job

Former England soccer coach Bobby Robson is interested in taking over South Korea's national team.

Yonhap News Agency on Thursday said Robson's agent has informed the Korea Football Association that his client is interested in the vacant position.

Jo Bonfrere resigned as coach Tuesday under heavy pressure after a string of disappointing losses.

Robson was coach of the English national team for eight years, reaching the World Cup quarterfinals in 1986 and the semifinals in 1990.

He has also coached PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands, Sporting Lisbon and FC Porto of Portugal, FC Barcelona of Spain and most recently Newcastle of England.

Robson was knighted in 2002.


He was also interviewed on MBC News last night and said this: "If they thought that I was a good candidate, then I would obviously be interested in discussing that possibility".

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Postby SteveW » Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:00 pm

Robson is 400 years old.

They'd be daft to appoint him.
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Postby _ » Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:33 pm

Zimbabwe one of the teams in Nigeria's Nations Cup group has hired a Dutch coach to tinker the Warriors for the tournament-taking place in Egypt in just over a month's time.

Zimbabwe, hammered 5-1 by the Super Eagles in the final Germany 2006 qualifier in Abuja in October, is determined to avoid a repeat occurrence at the Nations Cup where they are in the 'Group of Death' along with Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal hence the decision of the ZFA to put their fate in the hands of a Dutch tactician.

Although the report in Saturday's The Daily News was silent on the name of the coach, the article said a highly experienced Dutch coach who would make the ZFA technical department very healthy had agreed to come to Harare.

In trying to justify the decision to go for a Dutch man, the paper wrote: "Football is the same the world over, but it is a fact that Europe is more advanced in tactics. The issue of bringing in a foreign assistant is the best for us as a country.

"There is a misplaced conception that the African tournament is different from European tournaments like the World Cup that Africa will host for the first time in South Africa. Our best African teams have not made it beyond the quarter finals of the World Cup which further shows the gap between us and countries like Holland, German, Italy and England just to mention a few.

"So we have a lot to learn from these countries provided we get qualified and experienced handlers."

The Dutchman replaces Charles Mhlauri the man who guided the Warriors to their second consecutive Nations Cup finals but was also on the wrong end of the Abuja National Stadium hammering.

Apparently the thinking in ZFA circles is that Mhlauri does not have what it takes to enable the Warriors mount a serious challenge in Egypt.

Only last week ZFA Chairman Rafik Khan showed his association's seriousness towards the competition when he told Standardsport that the Warriors' Nations Cup camp would open on the 26th and would not break until the finals and has now gone on to unveil a Dutch coach.

http://allafrica.com/stories/200512060412.html

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Postby Holyjoe » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:20 pm

The "highly experienced coach" is reportedly Dick de Boer:

http://www.newzimbabwe.com/pages/warriors80.13549.html

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Postby rkim291968 » Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:31 pm

Just stating the obvious which alluded many Mr. B supporters ... anyone could have done better than Mr. B and Mr. Avocado is proving it (if not already proven it in just 3 matches). I am just glad KFA pulled the trigger in time.
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Postby forzakr » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:47 am

Yup!
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Postby MipoFanatic » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:13 am

Holyjoe wrote:Actually, this is a long-shot but does anyone know when Porterfield coached Al-Ittihad? As far as I can tell this is the extent of his coaching resume so far:

Rotherham United 1979-1981
Sheffield United 1981-1986
Aberdeen 1986-1988
Reading 1989-1991
Chelsea 1991-1993
Zambia 1993-1994
Bolton Wanderers (assistant) 1995-1996
Zimbabwe 1996-1997
Oman 1997-1999
Trinidad & Tobago 2000-2002
Asante Kotoko 2002
Busan I'cons 2002-now

I'm guessing that he went there after Bolton but I don't know when...

Interestingly, this matter is still unresolved. No mention of Al-ittihad on Porterfield's Wikipedia page, some six years after your post!


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