Speculation about Shin Tae-Yong’s future has become one of the things that has attracted quite a lot of attention in recent times, with news circulating that the last match against Nepal in the 2023 Asian Cup qualifying round will also be the South Korean man’s final match with the Indonesian national team.
This was caused by PSSI who assessed that Shin Tae-Yong should focus on preparing the Indonesian national team squad that will compete in the U20 World Cup in 2023.
But now it seems we can all breathe a sigh of relief, because PSSI has made the decision to keep Shin Tae-Yong, he is also certain to continue to handle Witan Sulaeman et al. This has also been confirmed by the General Chairperson of PSSI, Mochamad Iriawan.
“Yesterday, we discussed this again, because the results achieved were extraordinary, the senior national team was still held by Shin Tae-Yong. For the U-23 national team, we will see later, what is clear is that the senior and U20 national teams will still be trained by Shin,” said Iriawan as reported by Goal Indonesia.
“We will again have discussions with those concerned, if Shin Tae-Yong is also willing to coach the U23 national team, that’s fine too,” he added.
Shin Tae-Yong has started to coach the Indonesian national team since 2020, the 52-year-old coach successfully led the Indonesian national team to become the runner-up of the AFF 2020 and led the U23 Indonesian national team to win a bronze medal at the 2021 SEA Games.
Now a tough task awaits him, the 2023 Asian Cup will take place from 16 June to 16 July 2023, while FIFA has not confirmed the exact schedule for the U20 World Cup, but the tournament is also expected to be held in June-July.