Even if the owner stops… Kim Ki-joong coach Heungkuk Life Insurance baton test

Heungkuk Life Insurance’s new manager, Kim Ki-joong (48), voluntarily resigned within five days. Heungkuk Life Insurance club belatedly acknowledged and apologized for “intervention in game operation”.  

Heungkuk Life Insurance announced on the 10th that “director Kim Ki-joong conveyed his intention to finally decline the directorship after careful consideration.” He continued, “Respecting coach Kim’s will, we plan to play the season as acting manager Kim Dae-kyung for the time being. I’m sorry for causing controversy over the appointment of the manager.”  

Heungkuk Life Insurance’s plan to put director Kim Ki-joong as a firefighter after coach Kwon Soon-chan was sacked on the 2nd failed. In the last 10 days, the team has been drifting significantly, with two coaches stepping down and two acting coaches being put in urgently.

Heungkuk Life Insurance appointed Kim Ki-joong, director of Sunseon Girls’ High School, as the new command tower on the 6th, four days after coach Kwon’s resignation. The club explained, “We determined that he was the right person with rich experience and leadership in the field.”   

Coach Kim Ki-joong, who graduated from Sungkyunkwan University-Samsung Fire Insurance, has served as the head coach of Heungkuk Life Insurance since 2018 after building a leadership career in several teams after his retirement. He had a good understanding of the team situation. He said, “I have been with the players at Heungkuk Life Insurance for the past four years. I came back to Heungkuk Life Insurance and took on a new challenge. I will try to show a good game in return for the passionate support of the fans.”  메이저사이트

However, coach Kim Ki-joong vacated the director’s seat in an away game against IBK Industrial Bank on the 8th, the first game after being appointed as the command tower. The club gave an unclear reason, saying, “We couldn’t finish the job of appointing a manager.” Coach Dae-Kyung Kim, who acted as the head coach on this day, said, “There was no meeting between the new coach and the players.”  

When it was announced that coach Kim Ki-joong would take the baton, it was reported that Heungkuk Life Insurance players, including Kim Yeon-kyung, strongly protested. It is said that director Kim Ki-joong also felt a great burden. This is the main reason he decided to resign.  

According to the club’s officials, the owner Lim Hyeong-joon met with coach Kim Ki-joong on the 10th and is said to have discouraged him from resigning. However, Director Kim’s will did not change. He said, “Even if you are trusted inside and outside the volleyball world, the position of coach is difficult. The current situation that can cause various misunderstandings is a burden. I don’t think it will help the team and the volleyball world.” 

Heungkuk Life Insurance belatedly apologized for the ‘higher intervention’. Previously, Shin Yong-jun, the new general manager, said, “There was a difference of opinion between the manager and (Kim Yeo-il) regarding the operation of the game, not the appointment of players.” On the other hand, the team insisted, “There was an intervention from the top to appoint players. There are also players who have been hurt.” Kim Yeon-kyung expressed regret, saying, “I wonder if there will be another team like this. I am so ashamed of what has happened at Heungkuk Life Insurance recently.”  

The club expressed it as ‘controversy over game operation intervention’, but admitted and apologized for the first time about ‘top line intervention theory’. In the name of the owner, “The recent situation is that interest and affection for volleyball have been expressed in the wrong direction of intervening in game management. ‘Autonomy in game management’ as an opportunity for blessings and blessings   

With the team atmosphere in a mess, Heungkuk Life Insurance will play a home game against leading Hyundai Engineering & Construction (51 points) on the 11th.