South Korea Appoints New Coach
Bento led Portugal to a semi-final finish at the EURO 2012/AFP

South Korea has appointed Paulo Bento as coach of the senior male national team with a four years contract.

Bento, a former Portugal gaffer, was named the coach of the Asian team on Friday by the Korea Football Association.

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“Coach Bento fits the Korean football style as he pursues high-pressing games and tight defences denying opponents chances for counterattacks,” the Korean FA said.

“He is professional, charismatic and has passion and confidence.”

Bento is expected to arrive the Asian nation on Monday with his crew.

He was dismissed in 2010 by Portugal and was a former coach of Sporting Lisbon were he spent four seasons.

His first assignment will be taking the team to the 2019 Asian championship in January.