Prosecutors have requested arrest warrants for Lim Jong-heon, the former head coach of the second-division Ansan Greeners FC, in connection with allegations that money was paid to players in exchange for signing them to professional soccer teams.
A broker and a former head coach of a college soccer team are also being investigated, potentially leading to a wider soccer recruitment scandal.토토사이트
Reporter Jisoo Kim.
Prosecutors investigating allegations that money was exchanged in exchange for recruiting players for professional soccer teams have begun questioning a former head coach of a professional and college soccer team.
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office has requested arrest warrants for three people, including Lim Jong-heon, former head coach of the Ansan Greeners in the second division of professional soccer, Shin Mo-chee, former head coach of Yonsei University’s soccer team, and Choi Mo-chee, a broker.
A prosecution official explained, “The case is grave because it is a structural irregularity caused by ties to the coach, which undermines fair competition and has a large social impact, and there are concerns about the destruction of evidence.”
Lim is accused of receiving 40 million won from Choi in exchange for selecting two players in 2018 and 2019.
He also allegedly took 60 million won from one player by promising to get him a professional job.
In addition to Lim, Choi is also accused of paying $20 million to another professional soccer coach, Shin Mo, and $7 million to a college soccer coach, Kim Mo, for recruitment.
In addition, Shin, a former Yonsei soccer coach, allegedly received 60 million won from Choi in 2017 and 2018 to help three players join professional teams.
Prosecutors have been investigating Choi’s alleged fraud and raided the former coach’s residence last month.
Amid speculation that the prosecution’s investigation may extend to the entire soccer recruitment scandal, Lim and others are reportedly denying the allegations.