Coach Hali Hodzic, who made Korea cry 9 years ago, contacted the Korea Football Association… “We had a short conversation”

Coach Vahid Halihodzic (71), who led the Algerian national football team and gave Korea a shock defeat in the World Cup, admitted that he had contact with the Korea Football Association. I didn’t explain in depth.

In an interview with Bosnia and Herzegovina’s ‘Radio Sarajevo’ on the 28th (Korean time), director Halle Hodzic was asked if he had any contact with Korea, saying, “Yes. (The Korea Football Association) called me, but it was a short conversation.”

He said, “There are many teams that call me, including the national team and clubs. Most clubs. However, it is always only a short conversation,” he said. “I need a break now. We will see what happens over the next few days,” he added.

In addition, coach Halihojic said that he knew that Korea had reached the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. “I was watching their situation. Korea is a team with a good chance, but we will not talk about it (contact with Korea) now,” he did not want to speak at length.

Director Halle Hodzic is known for his fiery personality. 스포츠토토

He is known as a successful manager who has been in charge of national teams in various countries, but in the process, he often creates dissonance with the national football association and players. This is also the reason why Coach Hali Hodzic was sacked three times right before the World Cup.

Coach Hali Hodzic led Côte d’Ivoire at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Algeria at the 2014 Brazil tournament, Japan ahead of the 2018 Russia tournament, and Morocco at the 2022 Qatar tournament. 

However, five months before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he resigned as head coach of Côte d’Ivoire due to friction with the Football Association. In Japan, with only two months left before the 2018 World Cup in Russia, he was surrounded by rumors of discord with the players and put down the baton.

The 2014 tournament in Brazil was different. Coach Halihodzic led Algeria to the round of 16 for the first time since their first World Cup appearance in 1982. At that time, Algeria shocked Korean soccer fans by beating Korea 4-2 in the second group match.

But it reversed again. With the 2022 World Cup in Qatar three months away, he was cut from Morocco. At the time, AFP estimated that “the reason for the hardship was that the Moroccan Football Association and coach Hali Hodzic had a disagreement over the appointment of players.” Morocco advanced to the quarterfinals in the tournament.

Coach Hali Hodzic led the team, which led the Moroccan national team in four consecutive World Cup tournaments, to the finals, but has a ‘dark history’ of not being able to join the other three teams except for Algeria in the finals of the World Cup.

Meanwhile, Japan is also showing interest in the fact that Hojichi had contacts with Korea. He rushes to deliver the news.

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