Nat'l Football Team Awaits Prospective Manager's Decision

The Korea Football Association said in a press briefing on Thursday that it will likely be clear within a week whether the national football team has a new manager or not.

Lee Yong-soo, head of the association's technical committee, held the briefing after meeting with Bert van Marwijk, currently considered the favorite candidate, in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

Bert van Marwijk Bert van Marwijk

They talked about contract terms, and van Marwijk expressed his interest in the position but asked for some time to make a decision.

"We have already suggested terms and conditions," Lee said. "If he decides to take the job, we will be able to negotiate the details."

Last week Lee announced three candidates for the job -- all foreigners. The association has not yet contacted the other two candidates.

If van Marwijk accepts the offer, the association will negotiate details with his agent Mino Raiola. As Raiola is known as a difficult agent, the negotiation could hit a snag, particularly regarding financial treatment for van Marwijk and staff composition.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 08, 2014 10:31 KST