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Indonesian soccer anchors hope for better national team on new coach Shin

  • Ramadani Saputra
    Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, December 28, 2019   /  08:13 am
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The new head coach for the Indonesian national soccer team, Shin Tae-yong of South Korea.(wartakota.tribunnews.com/wartakota.tribunnews.com)

Indonesian soccer fans finally learned who would be responsible for the men’s team when the Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) announced it would officially introduce South Korean Shin Tae-yong as the new manager of the country’s senior team on Saturday. The announcement ended weeks of speculation over possible new head coaches that had started right after the PSSI sacked Scotsman Simon McMenemy from the top position for his failure to make the national team perform its best at the 2022 World Cup qualifier. Indonesia was stranded at the bottom in the qualifier without a single victory in five matches. Read also: PSSI fires national team coach McMenemy over ‘unsatisfactory performance’ “We have invited Shin to finalize the contract. After that, we will introduce him on Saturday. We hope that the whole process will go well,” said newly elect...