Retirement is still for Park Joo-young (38). continues her career. However, rather than concentrating on players on the ground, he helps juniors as a playing coach.
An official from Ulsan said, “Park Joo-young will join the 2023 season as a playing coach. It seems that he will play the same role as Lee Ho, who played an active role as a playing coach last season. It is not a retirement as a player.”
Park Joo-young left FC Seoul in 2021 to join Ulsan Hyundai. In the twilight of his football career, Hong Myung-bo, who had won the first medal in Korean men’s soccer history at the London Olympics, was called as head coach, and decided to ignite the final flame.
He was in his mid-thirties, and he was not a main player because there are many outstanding players in Ulsan Hyundai. Although he only played 6 games in the 2022 season, he played the role of a “big brother” by guiding juniors on and off the training ground and on the ground.
Behind the scenes, he quietly contributed to Ulsan Hyundai’s victory. After the final match of round 38 of the ‘2022 Hana 1Q K League 1’, in a meeting with the reporters, to the question “Will we see Park Joo-young next season?” . If I like kicking the ball, I will continue playing soccer, and if I have to stop, I will stop,” he said, referring to the possibility of retirement. 메이저사이트
But he decided not to untie his boots right away. Rather than retiring, he continues his career as a playing coach. He’s a starter and doesn’t do much on the pitch. He focuses on helping his juniors behind the scenes,
It is the same role as Lee Ho, who took over as the head coach of Seoul E-Land this season. Lee Ho joined Ulsan Hyundai as a playing coach last year and helped manager Hong Myung-bo. He has featured in several matches, including the league final and the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Ulsan Hyundai departs for Algarve, Portugal on the 21st and starts preparing for the 2023 season in earnest. In early February, they will participate in the “2023 Atlantic Cup” and compete against European teams. They were tied in a group with the Brentford B team, Mittwillan and Lyngby.