“I hope the players will open their minds.”
New coach Kim Ki-joong (48), who took over the leadership of Heungkuk Life Insurance, a women’s professional volleyball club in chaos, meets with the players on the 6th. He said, “I was entrusted with full authority over the appointment of players. The big frame of team management has to be discussed with the club, but the club has decided not to get involved in all aspects of game management.” 메이저놀이터
Heungkuk Life Insurance announced on this day, “We will appoint Kim Ki-joong, Seonsun Girls’ High School coach, who served as the team’s head coach until last season, as the head coach.” Heungkuk Life Insurance fired former manager Kwon Soon-chan on the 2nd. Former coach Kwon Soon-chan, who took over as Heungkuk Life Insurance commander in April of last year, received a notice of hardship after 9 months and 18 V-League games. As the club’s involvement in the appointment of players arose, players such as Kim Yeon-kyung strongly opposed the club’s decision. Fans also started a truck protest criticizing the club and its parent company.
Director Kim Ki-jung said, “I came across (about the resignation of former coach Kwon Soon-chan) as a knight while leading the volleyball team at Sunmyeong Girls’ High School. Director Kwon Soon-chan was a friend who played together at Sungkyunkwan University and Samsung Fire Insurance, so I always supported him. He was very surprised by the news that he had left the team,” he said. It is a team I have affection for, so after deep consideration, I decided to return to Heungkuk Life Insurance.” While coach Kim Ki-joong worked as a coach for Heungkuk Life Insurance, he enjoyed the joy of winning the 2018-2019 season (first place in the regular league and championship match).
Heungkuk Life Insurance said, “Director Ki-joong Kim, who has rich experience and leadership in the field, judged that he was the right person and appointed him as the new command tower.” I will do my best to help coach Kim quickly pick up the team and show the best performance.”
Director Kim Ki-joong said that he received a definite answer that ‘the club does not intervene in game management’. However, players are not a little dissatisfied with the club, which has deeply intervened in the appointment of players. Coach Kim Ki-joong also said, “I am meeting with the team today, and fear precedes it. I don’t know if the players will open up,” he said. I will listen to the players’ stories,” he said.