Perhaps, to sum it up in one word, he is a manager who was a promising ‘head coach’.
Spain’s ‘As’ reported on the 11th (Korean time), “Coach Moreno was caught on the radar of the two national teams. He is receiving interest from the Ecuadorian and Korean national teams, but he is contemplating what choice to make.”
The media continued, “Ecuador and Korea are looking for replacements for Gustavo Alfaro and Paulo Bento, respectively, after the World Cup in Qatar. When he chooses one of them, he will have his first adventure.”
The Korea Football Association (KFA) is currently in the midst of searching for a successor for coach Bento. According to overseas reports, former Valencia coach Jose Bordalas, former Brazilian coach Chichi, and former Morocco 스포츠토토coach Vahid Halilhodzic were mentioned as candidates.
The key to Moreno’s coaching staff career, which has emerged this time around, is his relationship with former Spanish coach Luis Enrite. He has been a regular assistant to Enrique since taking over as Roma’s head coach in 2011.
Whenever coach Enrique moved his enemies to Celta Vigo or FC Barcelona, Moreno also faithfully assisted him as head coach.
In the 2017-2018 season, when coach Enrique was away for a while, Moreno served as Celta Vigo head coach, but after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Enrique joined the Spanish national team again.
Coach Moreno recorded 8 wins and 2 draws in 10 games as an acting manager and manager when coach Enrique left the Spanish national team due to family problems in 2019. But in November 2019, when Enrique returned to Spain, things took a turn for the worse.
Coach Moreno expressed his intention to return to head coach after Enrique took over, but due to a disagreement between the two, he had to stand alone. The two also criticized each other through the media about the breakup.
However, the result of standing alone has not been good so far. Both AS Monaco and Granada, who were appointed as coaches, failed to fill a season and left regrets.
Meanwhile, KFA plans to complete the appointment of the manager before the A match in March. The national team will play the first leg of the March A match against Colombia in Ulsan on the 24th of next month, and then move to Seoul on the 28th to play the second leg against a new opponent (undecided). It is about six weeks before the debut of the new director.
Director Moreno, who stood alone as coach Enrique’s right-hand man. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to take over as the Korean command tower.