Will ‘Benverge”s next destination be Asia?
The Portuguese media “Record” reported that Paulo Bento is currently negotiating with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the position.
“Record” said, “Bento is in the process of negotiating for the next managerial position in the UAE. If an agreement is reached between the two sides, Bento will be in charge of Korea from 2018 to 2022, and then the Asian team again.”
Starting with Sporting, Bento has built a leadership career in various places such as the Portuguese national team, Cruzeiro, Olympiacos, and Chongqing.
Since 2018, he has been appointed as the Korean coach and held the helm for four years until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. And by beating Portugal 2-1, they were given the gift of advancing to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years since 2010.토토사이트
In Korea, Director Bento is a special presence. He is the longest-serving command tower among all foreign coaches and the first case of being together from the World Cup qualifiers to the finals. During his tenure, there were not a few criticisms and accusations, but he eventually led to the round of 16 and even earned the nickname ‘Ben Budge (Bento + Father)’.
If Bento heads to the UAE, he will lead the Asian national team for the second time after Korea. It remains to be seen if he, who has adapted to Asian football over the past four years, will be able to succeed in the UAE, although his environment is different.
The UAE is one of Asia’s dark horses. Participation in the World Cup is only once, and since 1990, there has been no news for more than 30 years. However, in the Asian Cup, they are doing well, ranking 3rd in 2015 and 4th in 2019.