Fired Korean National Football Team Coach Demands Pay For The Remainder Of His Contract
Former national football team Manager Cho Kwang-rae "is demanding the Korea Football Association pay him for the remainder of his contract despite being fired along with his coaching staff in December following a loss to Lebanon in a World Cup qualifier," according to Jung Min-ho of the KOREA TIMES. The issue has arisen after the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board ruled that "the KFA has to pay Brazilian Coach Alexandre Torreira da Gama Lima, for the seven months that were left on his contract though he was fired with Cho." The ruling is expected to push the local football authority to also give Cho what he would have earned if he had remained in his post. Another three coaches recently agreed to accept four months pay after having their contracts terminated (KOREA TIMES, 8/23).