Gangwon, Park Hyo-jin’s agency system failed… “I decided to leave the coaching to the existing coaches”


Hyo-jin Park, the acting coach of Kangwon FC in K League 1, a professional soccer team, failed.

An official from the Gangwon club said, “After considering various situations, we decided not to appoint head coach Park Hyo-jin as acting coach, but to entrust the leadership to the existing coaches.”

Gangwon appointed manager Kim Byung-soo as the head coach in August 2018, but on the 4th of this month, three years and three months later, he was fired due to poor performance.

As there are three games left until the end of the K-League 1 final round of the 2021 season, the club was planning to entrust head coach Park Hyo-jin as acting coach.

However, Gangwon changed this plan after much deliberation.

When it became known that coach Kim assaulted head coach Park Hyo-jin in July of this year, coach Park has been working in the scouting department.

Because of this, the club explained that it was not easy to make a sudden comeback because he could not directly direct the players for a while.

A club official said, “As the team was in a difficult situation, we discussed the agency system with head coach Park, but there were parts that were burdensome because I could not be with the team for several months. In this short-lived situation, I decided that it would be better to prepare with the existing coaching system.”

Accordingly, from the final round B match between Incheon United and Incheon United held at Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon on the 7th, coach Hyeonjun Kim, coach Seulgi Lee, and goalkeeper coach Seungan Kim will lead the team.

Coach Yoo-jin Kim, who worked as a team scout, also joined the coaching team a few months ago.

However, this official added, “It is not that the coaching system was canceled due to the opposition of the players. It was decided by the club after discussion while preparing for the remaining games.” “We are working hard to appoint a new manager as soon as possible.”

In April of this year, Gangwon had a difficult time due to various incidents and accidents, including the traffic accidents of Go Gum-yeol and Im Chae-min, rope injuries of key players, and the occurrence of Corona 19.

Gangwon, struggling with sluggishness, is currently fighting to escape the relegation zone at 11th place in the K League 1 (points 38, 9 wins, 11 draws and 15 losses).

(Photo=Provided by Korea Professional Football Federation, Yonhap News)

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