Can Jeonbuk Hyundai and Suwon Samsung of the professional soccer K League 1 fire a signal of a rebound?
Jeonbuk and Suwon, famous K-League traditions that have been going through a difficult time recently, announced changes to their command towers ahead of Children’s Day.
Jeonbuk announced the resignation of coach Kim Sang-sik on the 4th, and announced that head coach Kim Doo-hyun would assume the temporary baton from the FC Seoul match held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 2:00 pm on the 5th. Jeonbuk plans to appoint a new coach in the near future.
Jeonbuk recorded 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses (10 points) this season, and is in the 10th place, the relegation zone. In the meantime, Jeonbuk’s key players such as Cho Kyu-seong, Kim Jin-soo, and Lee Dong-jun suffered from line injuries, and the new recruits’ adaptation was delayed, showing performance and results that were not worthy of a championship candidate.
There was a lot of noise inside and outside. Fans have expressed their dissatisfaction by demanding the resignation of the coach and club leaders, boycotting cheering and blocking the team’s bus.
In addition, the entire team was greatly shaken, with Hong Jeong-ho and Kim Moon-hwan, who should be the center of the team, being sent off for protesting against the referee.
Jeonbuk desperately needed to find an inflection point somehow, but they pulled out the knife of breaking up with director Kim Sang-shik, who had been together for 15 years. After all, it is a fresh start.
Jeonbuk’s lack of support from fans has been a big minus, but the fans who booed and chanted for resignation will resume their support from the match against Seoul. It is rumored that the number of fans who applied for away cheering also increased significantly on the 4th. 먹튀검증
If Jeonbuk defeats Seoul, which is second in the league, on an away match, it will not only protect its pride, but it will also be able to quickly shake off the pressure that has weighed on the entire squad. In that case, it will be easier for the successor coach to rebuild Jeonbuk.