Jeonbuk Hyundai coach Kim Sang-sik, who has been criticized by fans after plummeting to 10th place in the league, eventually resigned voluntarily.

I broke up with Jeonbuk, who I have been with for 15 years since I was a player, and Jeonbuk is planning to continue the season with the acting manager Kim Doo-hyun.


Jeonbuk Hyundai announced that coach Kim had communicated his intention to resign for ‘personal reasons’, and the club accepted it.

Manager Kim Sang-sik, who has experienced championships as a player, coach, and manager since joining in 2009, has completed his 15-year partnership with Jeonbuk.

[Kim Yun-cheol / Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Marketing Team]
“I accepted the resignation because I conveyed my intention to resign for personal reasons that included various (meanings). (The club) will do its best to live up to the expectations of the fans. The expected.”

The strong team, which challenged for 6 consecutive league victories last year, recorded 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses this season, and Jeonbuk, which plummeted to 10th place in the league, and Gangwon,

11th place in the relegation zone, are tied on points and are barely ahead in goal difference.

On the 1st of last month, after losing helplessly in a home game against Pohang, angry fans blocked the bus and demanded the resignation of the coach.

[Kim Sang-shik, coach of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (last April)]
“I’m sorry for not meeting the fans’ expectations.”

Jeonbuk is in a position to appoint an optimal successor as soon as possible in order to minimize the agitation of the team.

Fans who have continued to support boycotts due to criticism of coach Kim’s lack of tactical competence and lack of communication are responding with disappointment.

[Hwang Eui-seong / Jeonbuk Hyundai Supporters Association ‘MGB’ Call Leader]
“Still, it was very difficult during the period when many fans were not cheering. Actually… I hope that Jeonbuk will stabilize soon and our old color can return. It is a wish.”

Jeonbuk, which faced the biggest crisis since its foundation with the vacancy in the headquarters, will clash with Seoul tomorrow (5th) in Sangam with head coach Kim Doo-hyun acting as manager.

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