‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung returned and ran for first place at the box office. But now it has degenerated into a club that no one wants to take the baton. This is the story of Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders.
Heungkuk Life Insurance officially announced the dismissal of manager Kwon Soon-chan on the 2nd. The reason for hardening the command tower that put Heungkuk Life Insurance, which stayed in 6th place last season, to 2nd place was ‘direction’. In the last game of last year, the atmosphere that had been heightened by defeating the ‘leading’ Hyundai E&C subsided at once.
What is the problem of ‘direction’ mentioned by Heungkuk Life Insurance? On the 5th, Shin Yong-jun, the new head of the team, had time to explain in front of reporters. But it was for reasons he couldn’t understand. General manager Shin Yong-jun insisted, “Coach Soon-chan Kwon and general manager Kim Yeo-il had conflicts over game management. In particular, they disagreed on the rotation issue.”
Player selection and tactics are the ‘inherent authority’ of the coach who took the baton. However, Shin Yong-jun, general manager, gave an unconvincing answer that the rotation point was not ‘intervention’. He said, “No,” to the question, “Isn’t rotation an intervention?” He explained, “The story of intervention keeps coming up, but this is not the case. It was a problem of management, not player appointment.”
However, all of Shin Yong-jun’s explanations were false. The main reason for the resignation of coach Kwon Soon-chan was the involvement of high-ranking officials. Heungkuk Life Insurance parent company Taekwang Group Chairman Lee Ho-jin tried to intervene several times, including sending text messages to former general manager Kim Yeo-il.
The testimonies of the players also coincided. ‘Veteran’ Kim Hae-ran said, “I felt it. The players knew it, and there are players who were hurt because of this. So did I.” . ‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung also revealed, “It is true that there was talk about Ki-yong. There were times when I lost (due to intervention) while playing the game as I wanted.” Even the players turned their backs on the club’s unacceptable behavior. 스포츠토토
In an apology on the 10th, Heungkuk Life Insurance said, “I am sorry for causing concern to the fans. I bow my head and apologize to the players and coaching staff who have been deeply hurt.” It is clear that this can never be tolerated and should not be repeated as a result of love and affection being expressed in the wrong direction of intervening in game management. In the future, we will thoroughly block the club’s intervention in game management and fully respect the manager’s inherent authority.” He bowed his head.
However, now Heungkuk Life Insurance has become a club that is avoided by not only the players but also the coaching staff. After coach Kwon Sun-chan was sacked, acting manager Lee Young-soo, who temporarily took over the baton, announced his intention to resign after the game on the 5th. In addition, coach Kim Ki-joong, who was appointed as the new command tower, also announced his intention to pass the supervisory position on the 10th.
Director Kim Ki-joong said, “The coaching position is a difficult position even if you are trusted inside and outside the volleyball world, and the current situation that can cause various misunderstandings is a burden.” It seems,” he revealed the reason for the death.
Heungkuk Life’s ‘signboard star’ Kim Yeon-kyung gets FA (free agent) qualifications at the end of this season. If Kim Yeon-kyung leaves the team through free agency, Heungkuk Life Insurance is highly likely to fall into a club that avoids the manager, coaching staff, players, and even fans. Fans expressed their anger toward the Heungkuk Life Insurance club through truck demonstrations after the dismissal of coach Kwon Soon-chan. Not only volleyball players, but even fans who have turned around are on the verge of leaving.