Update 1: Huh Jung-Moo, VP of the KFA, has just stepped down as well. Major shakeup.
Update 2: Also, technical director Hwangbo Kwan has resigned. Three major positions emptied. In another press conference, senior KFA officials bowed their heads in apology. Fresh start?
Confirmation: the manager that led Korea to the World Cup, Hong Myung-Bo, has resigned.
The move came as surprising seeing that just several days earlier, the KFA persuaded Hong to stay on until the end of his contract, which expired after the 2015 Asian Cup.
In the press conference, Hong took full responsibility for the poor showing at the World Cup, saying that he had made all the decisions. He also apologized for the poor performance to the nation. He also revealed that he had thought about resigning after the Algeria game.
This turn of events means that Korea will have a 4th manager in just 3 years. It’s a rare failure for the man who had an illustrious playing career, captaining the team to a 4th place finish at the 2002 World Cup.