Bento adds to his backroom staff

As reported in the Yonhap News Paulo Bento the new man in charge at South Korea is not wasting time as this week he added to his backroom staff.  

He's attached two Korean men to his staff in Choi Tae-wook and Michael Kim. This shows the man from Portugal wants some local men in his ranks to help support him. Choi and Michael will join Bento's four assistants, all from Portugal.

These four coaches he brought with him straight away when he took the role in Korea. They are assistant manager Sergio Costa, assistant coach Filipe Coelho, goalkeeping coach Vitor Silvestre and fitness coach Pedro Pereira. 

Korean coaches

Choi, a star forward in the early 2000s, represented South Korea at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics in 2000 and 2004. The 37-year-old ended his playing career in 2014 and has been coaching a youth team K League 2 side Seoul E-Land since 2015. 

Kim is a South Korea-born Canadian who worked as a coach for South Korea at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and with clubs like Jeju United and Daejeon Citizen. While he's also worked as a scout with K League side Bluewings. 

The KFA then said this week on the appointments "We appointed homegrown coaches who can meet the (requirements of the) role, such as communication with the players and the coaching staff, We hope they can create great teamwork with the Portuguese coaches." 

The KFA said it is planning to hire one more South Korean fitness coach for the national team, an announcement for this is due in early September. 

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