Local reports… Former Brazilian manager Chichi, who defeated Korea, refused to replace Bento
A local report came out that former Brazil national team coach Chichi (61), who stopped the Korean national team in the round of 16 of the Qatar World Cup, rejected the Korean national soccer team’s managerial offer.
Brazil’s TNT broadcast reported on the 21st, citing local radio station Gaucha, that coach Chichi was offered to lead Korea until the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in North and Central America, but declined.
Director Chi Chi is currently invincible. On the 18th, we officially finished our association with the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) for about six and a half years. Former coach of Corinthians, the most popular Brazilian professional football club, he was appointed as the national team coach and led the team after Brazil was eliminated in the 2016 Copa Americana group stage. 안전놀이터
He coached two World Cups, but failed to produce results worthy of the favorite Brazil. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, they were defeated by Belgium and stopped in the quarterfinals. Brazil continued to trust Chichi, but disappointing results continued. Brazil also finished runners-up in Copa America in July 2021.
Of course, the power was strong. Brazil went undefeated in 17 international matches (14 wins, 3 draws) until the second round of the Qatar World Cup group stage. It was also ranked first in the candidates for the championship selected by experts. It was only in the match against Cameroon in the 3rd game, without a lot of starting players, that they lost 0-1 in 18 matches. However, in the round of 16, Bentoho defeated the Korean national team 4-1, proving once again the power of No. 1 in the FIFA rankings.
At the time, coach Chi Chi drew attention from all over the world by performing a dance ceremony with the players in the 29th minute when Hischarlisson (Tottenham) scored the third goal.
However, this time, Brazil ended up in the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinal match against Croatia, he was eliminated after a penalty shoot-out, and coach Chichi announced at a press conference that he was stepping down from his coaching tower.
Meanwhile, after the resignation of former coach Paulo Bento, the Korea Football Association (KFA) is looking for a new coach candidate by setting up a National Team Reinforcement Committee led by the new chairman, Michael Müller.