Former Republic of Ireland boss Colin Bell appointed as South Korean Women's National Team boss on a three-year deal

Sat, Oct 19 2019

Former Republic of Ireland WNT boss Colin Bell has been appointed as South Korea’s Women’s National Team manager on a three-year deal.

Bell resigned from his position as manager of the Girls in Green in June, to take a role on Jan Siewert’s Huddersfield Town’s backroom team.

However, Siewert was soon relieved of his duties as Huddersfield boss while Danny Crowley took charge of the Terriers last month.

Bell has since taken up the position as South Korean Women’s National Team Head Coach – where he will be unveiled on Tuesday next week.

Speaking via a statement on the Korean FA’s website, chairman Kim Pan-gon said that the appointment of Bell was the right decision.  

“Colin Bell has won 80% of the world's best women's Bundesliga and has won the UEFA Women's Champions League and the German Cup.”

“He raised the team's FIFA ranking to the highest level ever."

“As a leader with club and national team coaching experience, I thought that he was the right person to develop the Korean women's team based on the high understanding of modern football, solid football philosophy, player-centred team management, and affinity.”

Colin Bell’s first game in charge of the South Koreans will take place on December 10th, where they will face China.