Paulo Bento confirmed he will not renew his contract with South Korea after their World Cup exit by defeat to Brazil on Monday.
Vinicius Junior, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta were all on target as the pre-tournament favourites raced into a four-goal lead inside 36 minutes at Stadium 974.
A long-range Paik Seung-ho strike in the second half proved a mere consolation for South Korea, whose journey in Qatar came to an abrupt end.
Bento, appointed in 2018 as Shin Tae-yong’s successor, confirmed the Brazil defeat will be his last with the Taegeuk Warriors, after agreeing to stay in charge until the end of their World Cup campaign.
“From now, we just have to think of the future, and it will not be with the national team for South Korea,” he said. “I rest, and then I see what happens after.
“I just announced to the players and president of the confederation this decision I made in September. This was a decision set in stone, and today I confirmed it.
“I have to thank them for everything, they gave their best. I have been proud to be their manager.”
“꿈은 나눌 때 비로소 이루어진다.”
2022년, 국민 여러분의 귀한 꿈을 나누고 이루어주셔서 감사합니다.
2023년, 대한민국의 꿈은 계속 이어집니다.#대한민국 #축구국가대표팀 더 뜨겁게,
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