How will a man who returned to Heungkuk Life as a manager instead of a coach soothe the hearts of disappointed players and play the rest of the season?
From the 2nd to the 5th, Heungkuk Life Insurance became a team where the general manager-director-head coach left. On the 2nd, head coach Kwon Soon-chan and general manager Kim Yeo-il were fired at the same time, and on the 5th, head coach Lee Young-soo expressed his resignation after playing against GS Caltex.
Heungkuk Life Insurance is fighting various controversies. On the 5th, Heungkuk Life Insurance fans voluntarily made clopers to support the players, and the new general manager also explained a series of previous processes in front of reporters.
And on the 6th, Heungkuk Life Insurance quickly appointed a new manager. It’s a familiar name. It is Kim Ki-joong, the director of Sunseon Girls’ High School. Director Kim Ki-joong assisted director Park Mi-hee for four years from 2018 to early 2022.
Born in 1975, coach Kim Ki-joong played as a player from 1997 to 2004 after graduating from Sungkyunkwan University. After retirement, he served as a coach at GS Caltex (2008-2009), LIG Insurance (2009-2012), KGC Ginseng Corporation (2012-2013), and Hyundai Capital (2013-2015), and then became the head coach of Heungkuk Life Insurance in 2018. It was an honor to win the 2018-19 season and advance to the 2020-21 season championship match. He is friends with director Kwon Soon-chan.
Once a new captain has arrived to lead the team, there are more than one or two problems to be solved. Heungkuk Life Insurance had a controversy about the former general manager’s involvement in game management. In the process, there was a conflict between former general manager and coach Kwon Soon-chan. Shin Yong-jun, the new general manager, said, “There was a conflict in the management of the squad, not in the appointment of players,” but this was not true.
Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Hae-ran, who came in after the game against GS Caltex on the 5th, said, “We also felt the intervention of the former general manager. Some players have been hurt by this. There were times when we lost while doing what we wanted from above.”
The hearts of the players who saw former general manager giving advice to the coach from the side are full of disappointment. I don’t know if the team’s performance is not good. Heungkuk Life Insurance is a team that is running second in the league. The problematic rotation of Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena Mrazenovic (registered name Yelena) brings fear to the opposing teams in playing the game.
The manager who gave the team a sense of stability has left. The coach, who supported the players and supported their will, was virtually kicked out by the club’s will.
In response, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “If the next coach comes, it can be difficult to trust. Wouldn’t that director be the one the company wants? It is as if the company now wants a director who listens to the company. I don’t know how the club talked about it, but I personally don’t understand it. I want to have a team like this.”
Of course, there seems to be no big problem in identifying the players. I was on the team until last season, and most of the players remain. The only new players that new coach Kim Ki-joong sees are the newly selected players and Yelena. 메이저놀이터
The most important thing is not to be swayed by the club. And we need to soothe the players who are deeply disappointed. Director Kim Ki-joong must be aware of this. Kim Hae-ran said, “I felt the intervention of the former general manager. Even the players knew. There were also players who were heartbroken. He had talked to the director a few times. He said he was offended.”
Will coach Kim Ki-joong, who has returned, be able to calm down his disappointing players and make his managerial debut well?
Manager Kim Ki-joong said, “I have shared the joys and sorrows with the players at Heungkuk Life Insurance for the past four years. He returned to Heungkuk Life Insurance and took on a new challenge as a manager. I will try to show a good game that can repay the passionate support of the fans.”
Meanwhile, director Kim Ki-joong’s debut match is the IBK Industrial Bank match held at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Indoor Gymnasium on the 8th. The director of IBK Industrial Bank is Kim Ho-cheol. He was the mentor Kim Ki-joong served when he was at Hyundai Capital from 2013 to 2015.