“I will be criticized more than praised, but I will change the team wisely.”
K-League 1 Suwon Samsung’s new manager Kim Byung-soo (53) was short and bold in his inauguration speech. He expressed his will to create an atmosphere where players can play without any burden while feeling keenly aware of the fact that his duty as a firefighter is enormous. Suwon, which is in danger of being relegated to the K-League 2 this season as well as last season, is in a bleak situation where whether or not to remain in the K-League 1 depends on the football coach Kim will play.
Coach Kim said at a press conference held at the clubhouse in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do on the 8th, “I know that I took office in a difficult situation that anyone would be afraid of,” but “(Suwon) is currently off balance. I will make small changes and improve with confidence.”
Suwon and coach Kim’s accompaniment, which is scheduled until the end of next year, is a great challenge for each other. In a situation where Suwon had to avoid relegation to the second division for the first time in its history, coach Kim, who had been a savage for 1 year and 6 months, was entrusted with the baton. Coach Kim served as the head coach of Seoul E-Land and Gangwon FC in the past, but as he resigned without completing the contract period both times, he should use the Suwon manager position as an opportunity to leap forward again.
Fortunately, Suwon won 1-0 against Incheon United in the 11th round away game on the 5th, breaking the chain of a winless streak (2 draws and 8 losses) in the opening 10 games. It is still at the bottom, but it has a rebound factor little by little. Coach Kim watched Suwon’s first win from the stands. 안전놀이터
He gave a prescription that prioritized survival. The existing coach Oh Jang, who is well versed in the club’s circumstances, and Juninyo’s physical coach have been retained. He also called scout Joo Seung-jin and youth goalkeeper coach Shinhwa-yong as head coach and first-team coach, respectively. On the 7th, he had a meeting with the team and watched the training.
Director Kim said, “If we cannot overcome the difficult situation this year, next year will be meaningless. “I have not had a deep conversation with the club yet, but after identifying the squad, I plan to strengthen my weaknesses in the upcoming summer transfer market,” he explained. “I will work hard to dispel fans’ concerns. I have already sent a message to the players to do what they have to do, not what they want to do.”