The view from Asia

Cho time over

December 10, 2011
By John Duerden
Was it the bidding of shadowy outside influences, a consequence of a power struggle that threatens to tear the Korea Football Association apart or the simple firing of a coach after a bad result? The dismissal of national team boss Cho Kwang-Rae has sent South Korean football into a tailspin and just where it will end nobody can say, but one thing is for sure: it is going to run and run.

The whole affair started badly. According to Cho, just minutes after meeting Hwangbo Kwan, the newly-appointed ...

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