Shin Yong Tae Appointed New Manager for U-22 Olympic Football Team

kpopluv, Feb. 10, 2015, 9:35 a.m.

Shin Tae-yong, a former assistant manager to Uli Stielike on the national team, has officially assumed his new position as under-23 Olympic team manager. He replaces Lee Kwang-jong, who had to resign due to an acute form of leukemia. 

At a press conference on Monday, Shin said he would focus on teamwork to build a strong team that knows how to win.  "I'm really sorry for Lee that he won't be with the national team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. By performing well, the team will give him the strength to fight off the disease. I will work hard to achieve this," Shin said.

Shin returned to Korea on Monday after watching the U-23 team compete in the King's Cup in Thailand.  The Olympic football competition is limited to players under 23 years of age, with the exception of three wild-card players.

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