Coach Shin Tae-yong’s current contract with the Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) will end in December 2023. However, yesterday (May 26), coach Shin Tae-yong revealed on Best Eleven about his future: “My negotiations with PSSI president Erick Thohir ended well. I have to complete my mission. I will continue my work until the end of the Asian Cup 2023“.
The statement of coach Shin Tae-yong immediately attracted the attention of fans of the land of thousands of islands. PSSI President, Erick Thohir also confirmed the future of the 52-year-old military leader. “Indeed, I negotiated with coach Shin Tae-yong. His previous contract was due to end in December but there was an option to extend it. We reached an agreement to extend the contract until the Asian Cup 2023.”
Erick Thohir also said that further discussions with coach Shin will be held because the Indonesian team is still competing in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in June 2024. Therefore, it is possible that coach Shin Tae-yong will continue to lead the Indonesian team after the 2023 Asian Cup.
Meanwhile, PSSI executive board member Arya Sinulingga stressed that the extension of the contract with coach Shin after the 2023 Asian Cup depends on Indonesia’s performance at the tournament in Qatar. “If coach Shin Tae-yong achieves the set goal, we will continue to extend his contract,” Arya Sinulingga emphasized.
At the 2023 Asian Cup, the Indonesian team is in the same group with Vietnam, Japan and Iraq. The Indonesian team will play the opening match at the 2023 Asian Cup on January 15, 2024 against Iraq. Four days later, the Indonesian team clashed with the Vietnamese team. Coach Shin Tae-yong and his students will play the final match of the group stage against Japan on January 24, 2024.
Nguyen Son | 19:32 May 27, 2023