Hong Myong-bo

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Stielike, Seoul, Struggles - September in South Korea

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This has been one crazy summer and most in Korean football are glad to see the back of it. The events of the World Cup are well-known. What comes next remains to be seen.
The search for Stielike
When the KFA reluctantly accepted the resignation of Hong Myung-bo in early July, they had no idea as to the identity of his replacement.

September Split in South Korea

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The K League Classic Divides

The first day of September marks the end of summer in South Korea and the end of the league as we know it. From now, until the end of the season, the K-League's 14 teams will be split into two Known simply as Group A and Group B, the top half will fight it out for the title while those downstairs will be hoping to avoid relegation.

Comings and Goings in South Korea

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Hong Comes Home After 135 caps, and spells in charge of the Under-20 and Under-23 national teams, Hong Myong-bo is now the head coach of the South Korean senior side. The charismatic captain of the 2002 semi-final reaching squad, the ex-defender was always going to become the main man, it was just a question of when.