Yesterday evening the KFA suddenly announced that Hong Myeong-Bo would hold a press conference this morning (Friday, Korea time). They didn’t say why, but cable news station MBN reported that Hong would step down as national team manager. Through the night the story grew, and a KFA source told other media outlets that it was true.
If it does come to pass, then it would be a shocking turn of events given how the KFA publicly backed the embattled manager after arriving back in Korea.
The press conference will begin at 10AM KST (9PM EDT). Watch this space for confirmation of Hong’s resignation.
Just in: HMB has officially announced his resignation as the South Korea National Team coach (9:18 PM EST).
Huh-Jung Moo, vice-president of the KFA, has also resigned. Hwang bo Kwan (KNT Technical director, resigns also (10:10 PM EST).