Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-sik voluntarily resigns from responsibility for poor performance

For the time being, Kim Doo-hyun’s acting coach Kim
Byeong-soo, the new head coach of Suwon Samsung,

has resigned from his position as manager Kim Sang-sik of Jeonbuk Hyundai in the K-League 1, which was criticized for his serious poor performance.

The Jeonbuk club announced on the 4th that coach Kim had voluntarily resigned. The club said, “Director Kim took responsibility for the poor performance and resigned. The club will immediately begin the process of appointing the next head coach.” Until a new manager is appointed, head coach Kim Doo-hyun will act as manager.

‘Legend’먹튀검증 coach Kim, who has been with Jeonbuk for 15 years, is now leaving the club in a bad shape. He joined Jeonbuk as a player in 2009, served as playing coach in 2013, and served as head coach from 2014 to 2020, before taking the helm of Jeonbuk in 2021. In his first year as manager, he won the league title. Last year, it achieved results such as winning the Korea Football Association FA Cup and advancing to the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL). However, it was pointed out that they lacked tactical capabilities and crisis management skills, and as Jeonbuk, the ‘candidate for the championship’ this season, fell to the bottom, the fans’ voices of resignation grew louder. Jeonbuk is currently in the 10th place in the relegation zone (3 wins, 1 draw, 6 losses, 10 points), exposing anxiety on both sides of the offense and defense. Coach Kim is said to have said his last farewell with the players this morning in tears.

Meanwhile, Suwon Samsung, which is at the bottom with a winless streak (2 draws and 8 losses) in its opening 10 games, appointed coach Kim Byung-soo as the solution. His contract expires in December 2024.

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