The blessing of commanding a star player seems to be innate.
It refers to coach Paulo Bento, who is expected to leave Korea and take the helm of the Polish national soccer team.
Polish media reported on the 20th that the Polish Football Association is strongly considering a four-year contract with Bento until the 2026 World Cup. It is predicted that the appointment of Bento will be officially announced after the Polish Football Association board meeting on the 25th.
Coach Bento was pointed out as a strong candidate for the Polish national team right after he left Korea early last month after organizing his life in Korea.
Afterwards, reports circulated that he would turn to England national team legend Steven Gerrard, but in the end, the final choice seems to be firming up with Bento.
If coach Bento enters Poland, he will sit in the third national team coaching tower after Portugal and Korea.
He went on to coach Portugal ahead of the 2012 European Football Championship and made it to the semifinals. However, at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Germany, Ghana and the United States were in the group of death and were eliminated in the group stage.
In Korea, he was eliminated in the quarterfinals at the 2019 Asian Cup, but succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, writing another success story in his leadership life.
And now, a fresh start in Poland is just around the corner.
If he takes over as head coach of the Polish national team, Bento will be working with ‘world class’ strikers in every team.
This is because Poland has world-class target striker Robert Lewandowski. Lewandowski, who has been playing for FC Barcelona since this season after passing through Dortmund and Bayern Munich, won the FIFA ‘Player of the Year’ in succession in 2020 and 2021, and as an attacker, he is the next level right after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. It is evaluated as having a skill.
At the World Cup in Qatar, he shook off the dreaded World Cup jinx against Saudi Arabia and contributed to Poland’s advance to the round of 16. Although he is quite old as he was born in 1988, he has a good chance of participating in major competitions such as the European Football Championship in Germany in 2024 and the World Cup in three North and Central American countries in 2026. 메이저놀이터
Coach Bento has already worked hand-to-hand with world-class strikers in the national team.
The Portugal national team put Ronaldo as the core of the attack and led them to the quarterfinals of the European Championship, and the Korean national team not only deployed Son Heung-min as an all-weather striker, but also filled the captain’s armband, entrusting him with the tactical and mental pillar of advancing to the round of 16 at the Qatar World Cup.
Now in Poland, you will meet Lewandowski, who represents Polish football, as well as brilliant fame like Ronaldo and Son Heung-min.
Bento, who had a good relationship with Ronaldo and Son Heung-min, is expected to be of great help to Lewandowski. In other words, he was born with a ‘star suit’.