Suwon Samsung’s proud ‘Real Blue’ ended with a sad ending again this time.
Suwon Samsung officially announced the resignation of coach Lee Byeong-geun on the 18th. The Suwon club said on social media, “We decided to sack coach Lee Byeong-geun by taking responsibility for poor performance.”
The breakup itself isn’t that surprising.안전놀이터Suwon has not won a single match this season with 2 draws and 5 losses in 7 matches, and the ranking has fallen to the bottom. Last season, it was only 10th place and went to the threshold of relegation, but it did not change much. Rather, he is acutely feeling the void left by Oh Hyun-gyu, who left for Celtic.
Fans weren’t alone. After the Suwon FC match (1-2 loss) and Daejeon Hana Citizen match (1-3 loss) last month, they blocked the team bus and protested. Early this month, while cheering in the Gangwon match, ‘The front salary is the lowest in the industry’s top club management’, ‘The front desk, coaches, and players without ambition should get out immediately. ‘ and directly criticized the front desk.
In the end, the Suwon club sacked manager Lee Byeong-geun, and he left the team on April 18 last year, just one year after he took over from his former team, Suwon. It is a more bitter ending because coach Lee Byeong-geun is a legendary leader who played in Suwon for 10 years. Following Yoon Seong-hyo, Seo Jeong-won, Lee Im-saeng, and Park Geon-ha, he is another ‘person who failed to fill the contract period.
In particular, the Suwon club used the expression ‘hard’. In the K-League, even if the decision was actually made by the club, most cases are announced as ‘voluntary resignation’. Directors Lim-saeng and Geon-ha Park were all like that, as was director Nam-il Kim, who left Seongnam last year, and director Gama, who parted ways with Daegu.
Nevertheless, Suwon unusually announced that it was ‘hard’ and asked manager Lee Byung-geun to take responsibility. This is the reason why some fans who do not have a good eye for the front desk are criticizing that the club hid behind coach Lee Byeong-geun as a shield. Some point out that it is a simple tail cutting.
In fact, Suwon rarely had a successful pre-season in recent years. Recruitment of foreign players, which can influence the performance of the year, is full of failures such as Krupic, Bagninho, Jerich, Nicolao, and Groening. Just this year, coach Lee Byung-geun failed to recruit the striker he wanted, so he had to bring Mulich in a hurry, and he couldn’t leave the overseas training camp that everyone leaves. It seems that there is a reason why the fans are tired of recurring problems and blaming the front desk.
As a result, Suwon replaced 3 coaches from club legends in 5 years and 5 in 10 years. Even so, it was thanks to director Seo Jeong-won who directed the 6th season. Manager Lee Im-saeng and manager Park Geon-ha only led the team for 591 days and 587 days, respectively, and manager Lee Byung-geun was sacked after one year, and had the disgrace of being in the club for the shortest period. Suwon’s next move is also a situation where many concerns are inevitable.
Suwon announced the resignation of coach Lee Byeong-geun and added, “We will soon establish a reform plan to escape from poor performance and make bone-breaking changes. We ask for your unchanging support and encouragement so that Suwon Samsung can fly vigorously once again.” . What kind of decision will Suwon make to put the team back on track?
Meanwhile, Suwon will play a ‘super match’ against FC Seoul at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 22nd, with head coach Choi Seong-yong serving as acting manager. Acting Choi Seong-yong was burdened with the burden of leaving Seoul from the first match.