SEOUL: South Koreaâ€™s national soccer coach Jo Bonfrere, who led the squad to a spot in next yearâ€™s World Cup, has resigned amid criticism for the teamâ€™s poor performance in recent matches. Korea Football Association officials said on Tuesday that Bonfrere offered to quit and that the Dutchmanâ€™s resignation was accepted. He coached the team since June last year. South Korea, which became the first team from Asia to reach the World Cup semi-finals during the 2002 event it co-hosted with Japan, has already qualified for the 2006 World Cup.
TIME OUT: S Koreaâ€™s coach quits
Published: 12:00 am Aug 23, 2005