Jeonbuk Hyundai coach Kim Sang-sik, who was suspended from playing, does not accompany the team.
Jeonbuk and Daejeon Hana Citizen will face off in the 9th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ at 7:30 pm on the 26th at Jeonju World Cup Stadium.
Jeonbuk is 7th with 3 wins,메이저놀이터 1 draw and 4 losses, 10 points, and Daejeon is 4th with 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, 14 points. The two teams will meet in the K-League 1 for the first time in eight years since 2015.
Jeonbuk won 2-0 in the previous Jeju expedition and climbed to 7th place with 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses (10 points). Although he took a breather by defeating Jeju, manager Kim Sang-shik is being hit with crossfire from fans after losing two straight matches right before the match against Jeju.
Against Jeju, manager Kim Sang-sik was sent off directly and was suspended for two games, so he cannot exercise his influence before Daejeon.
Until last season, even a coach who was sent off could go to work with the squad on game day, attend press conferences before and after the game, and instruct the players in the locker room at halftime.
However, from the 2023 season, the Korea Professional Football Federation revised the rules and decided to place a rule that prohibits leaders who have been suspended from going to the locker room, press conferences, or interviews. In the case of the manager’s official press conference, if the manager is on suspension, the agent for the business must attend.’
An official from Jeonbuk explained, “Coach Kim Sang-sik does not accompany the players on this day. Due to the disciplinary action, he has no role to play in the stadium, so we made this decision after much consideration. We will go to work separately and watch the game.”
On this day, head coach Kim Doo-hyun will take on all the schedules that coach Kim Sang-sik used to do, from interviews before the game to official press conferences after the game.
Coach Kim expressed his determination after the match against Jeju, saying, “Every game is the final. To meet the expectations of the fans, we will consistently do our best at the training ground and stadium. We will make sure that the fans can play what they want.”