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Yoon ends Korea Republic women's national team stint

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Yoon Duk-yeo-Korea Republic

Seoul: Yoon Duk-yeo has stepped down as the Korea Republic women's national team head coach after six years.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on Tuesday Yoon had offered to resign on June 19, two days after Korea Republic were eliminated in the group stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France.

Yoon's contract expired at the end of June and Yoon told Kim Pan-gon, general manager of the women's team, that he wasn't interested in signing an extension.

Kim, who also serves as head of the KFA's national team competitiveness enhancement committee, chaired a meeting on Yoon's status and decided to accept his offer of resignation.

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Yoon, 58, took over the Taeguk Ladies in December 2013, and his crowning achievement was reaching the FIFA World Cup knockout stage for the first time in 2015 in Canada.

Korea Republic hadn't qualified for the quadrennial event since 2003. And in 2015, they earned their first FIFA Women's World Cup victory over Spain in the group stage and advanced to the Round of 16, where they lost to France.

On Yoon's watch, Korea Republic competed in their second straight FIFA Women's World Cup last month in France, but lost all three group matches.

한국여자축구 황금세대 이끈 윤덕여 감독, 대표팀 감독직에서 물러난다

— 대한축구협회(KFA) (@theKFA) July 2, 2019

Korea Republic won back-to-back bronze medals at the Asian Games in 2014 and 2018 under Yoon, and finished second to DPR Korea at the 2015 East Asian Football Federation Women's East Asian Cup.

Yoon's record as head coach ends at 48 wins, 14 draws and 38 losses.

Source: Yonhap

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