Suwon Samsung knocked out the legend again. It doesn’t happen once or twice.
On the 18th, Suwon said, “We decided to sack coach Lee Byeong-geun by taking responsibility for the poor performance. I am grateful and apologetic to director Lee Byeong-geun for doing his best even in difficult circumstances. For the time being, the team plans to be led by head coach Seong-yong Choi as acting manager. The club will prioritize overcoming the crisis and focus on putting the team on the right track.”
“The club also feels an infinite sense of responsibility for the manager’s resignation. We apologize to the fans who were disappointed with the appearance that is not like Suwon. The club will sooner or later 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 can fly up vigorously once again.”
Suwon has won 2 draws and 5 losses in 7 games since the start of the 2023 season. didn’t win even once. In addition, they lost to both promoted teams (Gwangju FC and Daejeon Hana). They also lost to local rivals Suwon FC. I was hurt as much as my pride was hurt. The air balance also collapsed. The team is second from bottom in points scored and first from top in runs scored. I put in less and ate a lot.
Suwon’s senior coaching framework is ‘Real Blue’. Suwon’s big picture is that it will continue its tradition and reputation by placing a legend from the club as the manager. At first glance, it can be seen as a project worthy of a prestigious club. But the problem is that there is no result.
After Suwon’s first head coach Kim Ho (1995-2003) and second head coach Cha Beom-geun (2004-2010), the baton was handed over to a former Suwon player leader. Starting with directors Seonghyo Yoon (2010-2012) and Jeongwon Seo (2013-2018), they were followed by directors Lim-saeng Lee (2019-2020) and director Park Gun-ha (2020-2022). Next was director Lee Byeong-geun (2022-2023).
On the surface, the ‘Real Blue’ policy may seem like a project overflowing with fundamentals. However, the view in football is different. An official from the soccer world said, “Suwon has brought in a legend from the club for the past 10 years with a relatively cheap salary and placed him in the managerial position. then what If the coach didn’t give as much support as he wanted and his grades didn’t work, he was busy kicking out the coach. Fans looked at the sad ending repeatedly criticizing the legendary director.”
Acting manager Choi Seong-yong, who was appointed as acting manager to succeed Lee Byeong-geun, is also a Suwon legend. From 2002 to 2006, Choi acted as a side housekeeper in Suwon. During this period, he was selected as a member of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. After his retirement, he coached Suwon under coach Seo Jeong-won and Lee Byeong-geun. 메이저놀이터
Seong-Yong Choi is the next hitter in the Real Blue sad ending that led to Seong-Hyo Yoon, Jung-Won Seo, Im-Saeng Lee, Gun-Ha Park, and Byeong-Geun Lee. No one knows how much acting Choi will lead the team. If he wants to do well, he can be appointed as a coach. What is certain is that the next coach after coach Lee Byeong-geun will sit on the Suwon bench with an unwelcome heart. Could this be the ending of ‘Real Blue’ that Suwon pursued?