South Korean national coach feels heat

Finishing last in the East Asian Football Federation championship, Jo Bonfrere, head coach of the South Korean men's national football team, finds himself facing dwindling support from fans, while some analysts are openly calling for his dismissal, the Joonggang Daily reports. With 10 months to go before the 2006 World Cup, officials are under heavy pressure from the public. The Korea Football Association said yesterday that it would monitor the situation closely. "Right now we don't have any plans to change the coach. But if a certain situation occurs we will hold a technical committee meeting to discuss the matter," said Lee Hui-taek, head of the association's technical committee.