|South Korea’s head coach Uli Stielike reacts on the sidelines during the World Cup 2018 Asia qualifying football match between Qatar and South Korea at the Jassim Bin Hamad stadium in Doha on June 13. -- AFP Photo|
SEOUL — South Korea parted ways with their coach Uli Stielike on Thursday after a stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign culminating in this week’s shock defeat to Qatar.
Germany’s Stielike, who has been in charge since 2014, is leaving by mutual agreement, the Korean Football Association said after a technical committee meeting.
The 62-year-old was widely expected to go after Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat to Qatar, which left South Korea’s direct qualification for next year’s World Cup hanging in the balance. — AFP