Ahad 30 Jun 2024 11:03 WIB

Shin Tae-yong Will Officially Coach the Indonesian National Team Until 2027

Shin Tae-yong has reportedly been asked to coach South Korea again.

Rep: Fitriyanto/ Red: Budi Raharjo
Indonesian national team coach Shin Tae Yong during the 2026 World Cup Qualifier match between Indonesia against Philippines at GBK Utama Stadium, Jakarta, Tuesday (11/6/2024).
Foto: Republika/Edwin Dwi Putranto
Indonesian national team coach Shin Tae Yong during the 2026 World Cup Qualifier match between Indonesia against Philippines at GBK Utama Stadium, Jakarta, Tuesday (11/6/2024).

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The fear that the Indonesian national team will be abandoned by Shin Tae-yong has now to be brushed aside. The South Korean coach, who was rumored to be returning to his country, has now officially extended his contract to continue coachingthe Garuda Squad.

The coach who is able to take the Indonesian national team to the third round of the 2026 World Cup Qualification in the Asian Zone will continue to coach Rizky Ridho et al for the next three years.

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“We agree to continue to fight together for the Indonesian national team to progress, excel, and go global,” PSSI General Chairman Erick Thohir wrote on his social media account. This encouraging statement has also received a positive response from Indonesian football fans. The post was liked by more than 457,000, and commented about 14,000, most of whom expressed gratitude for the good news.

Shin Tae-yong also commented with this contract extension. “We decided to work with PSSI President Erick Thohir until 2027. Please continue to support Indonesian football,” the former coach of the South Korean national team said.

Earlier it was reported that Shin Tae-yong was asked by his country of South Korea to coach Ginseng's team. But it has always been refuted by PSSI. The Executive Committee of PSSI Arya Sinulingga previously stated that the signing of the contract should only wait for time due to Shin Tae-yong's poor health condition.

“It only remains only to sign, the chapters have been mutually agreed between the PSSI and Shin Tae-yong. Just wait for the right time,” Arya said some time ago.

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