It is believed that the appointment of Shin Tae-yong to the Advisory Board of the South Korean club, Seongnam FC, will open up opportunities for Indonesian national team players to join the team. / Photo: Instagram @shintaeyong7777
SEONGNAM – Shin Tae-yong has been appointed to the Advisory Board of South Korean club, Seongnam FC. This could also be good news for Indonesian national team players. The reason is, they have the opportunity to be recommended by the coach to go abroad to that club.
Shin Tae-yong mentioned this signal after he was officially appointed to help the club from his hometown. Not only about governance, Shin Tae-yong confirmed that he would also provide advice regarding players.
“I have always thought about Seongnam FC since I was at Seongnam Ilhwa, and I am grateful to the club owner for allowing me to help the club,” said Shin Tae-yong as quoted by Newsis, Monday, October 30 2023.
“I will provide advice that will be of practical help in managing the club and the players,” continued the man who also serves as coach of the Indonesian national team.
Previously, Shin Tae-yong had a role in sending his team, Asnawi Mangkualam, to the South Korean club, Ansan Greeners in early 2021. This was admitted by the 53 year old coach himself.
“I really think he (Asnawi) is good enough to be sent to Korea, after leaving Barcelona for the U-20 National Team training camp in December 2020, when I arrived in Malaysia to return to Indonesia, I turned on my cellphone, Ansan Greeners contacted me,” said Shin Tae-yong during an interview with South Korean media, Myeongjangdeul.
“They called and asked ‘we got Asnawi’s CV, what do you think?’ I said, ‘Oh yes, accept it, I guarantee it, if he trains well, he can help the team,” explained Shin Tae-yong.
“Ansan also said he didn’t have a video reference (of Asnawi’s game), I said ‘I guarantee it, he must be recruited’ Kim Gil-sik (Ansan Greeners coach at that time) asked me again, I said ‘don’t worry, he’s quite good,” he explained.
After the 2024 U-23 Asian Cup Qualification, Shin Tae-yong said that many of his team’s children were worthy enough to have a career abroad. However, at that time, he doubted he could help his players go abroad, because the decision was in the hands of the agent.