The significant development of youth football in South Korea has attracted the Bangladesh Football Federation to search for Korean coaches for its football academy as well the national team.
Till Monday, the BFF had been searching for European coaches, especially from the Netherlands, Germany and England but they have now included Korea as an option in their lists in line with the recommendation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
“I have got a good idea about the youth development in Korea after talking with FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Bangkok. You see a lot of Korean footballers have been playing in the top-level leagues in Europe which means Korea has been producing a lot of world class footballers. The Korean method may help us produce good footballers too,” said Salahuddin yesterday at his office.
“I am yet to decide whether to recruit Korean coach or not, but a list of Korean coaches is expected within two weeks. However, I have kept my tabs on coaches in Germany, Holland and England too,” informed Salahuddin adding that they were planning to rope in coaches – academy coach, national team coach and two scouting coaches -- by January .