Last week, the volleyball world was turned upside down. This is because ‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung openly said, “I’m contemplating the timing of her retirement.”
She said that at the end of this season, she is Kim Yeon-kyung, who has become a free agent (FA), but she seems to have made up her mind to end her active career without exercising her free agent rights.
In the past, Heungkuk Life Insurance blocked Kim Yeon-kyung, who had world-class skills, from advancing overseas, and at the end of the lawsuit, it was controversial by receiving an authoritative interpretation from the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). Many volleyball fans predicted that she would retire due to disappointment due to the hardship of former coach Kwon Soon-chan, citing that the relationship between Kim Yeon-kyung and her Heungkuk Life Insurance was not smooth.
Heungkuk Life Insurance was hit hard by public opinion after firing former manager Kwon Soon-chan for reasons he couldn’t understand in January. It was revealed that the top line of the club intervened in the selection of players, and fans strongly protested against the club with a truck demonstration.
Regarding the series of incidents, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I wonder how something like this can happen in a professional team, but it happens like this.” And he expressed his disappointment with the club, saying, “It’s so surprising that I wonder if there really is such a team. Even if the next coach comes, I can’t trust it. In the end, the company wants a coach who listens to the company.”
Two months have passed since the supervisor’s hardship. And Heungkuk Life Insurance announced that it would appoint Italian master general Marcello Abondanza (53) as its new manager. Then, Kim Yeon-kyung’s attitude changed. She expressed her gratitude to her club, saying, “It is not easy to recruit a world-class leader during the season, but I am grateful that the front desk finished smoothly.” 먹튀검증
Kim Yeon-kyung and coach Abondanza have a close relationship at Fenerbahce for four years from the 2013-14 season. The two have a good memory, winning two league titles together and reaching the top of the European Volleyball Federation (CEV) Champions League.
Abondanza’s contract period runs until the 2024-25 season. In order for the two to work together properly, Kim Yeon-kyung must remain on the team with a free agency contract without retiring. Kim Yeon-gyeong, who said, “I can’t trust even if the next coach comes,” also welcomed the company of Abondanza.
After the game against GS Caltex held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 19th, coach Abondanza went down to the court and met Kim Yeon-kyung and talked a lot. The two, who can communicate without an interpreter, smiled and smiled on their faces.
After the game, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “Coach Abondanza wanted a lot of help from me. I promised that I would play a good role in the middle so that the coach could adapt well to the V-League.” And he said, “I haven’t decided when to retire yet. When I decide, I’ll tell the fans. I’ll do well with the new coach.”
Volleyball fans are interested in whether Kim Yeon-kyung, who decided to retire, will continue her career as a player with Abondanza, whom she met again after four years. Meanwhile, Kim Yeon-kyung and coach Abondanza will meet their home fans at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on the 23rd.