In the end, a heartbreaking farewell, broken wings… Suwon Samsung, Manager Lee Byeong-geun resigned

Last year, the legend who took command of his team was kicked
out after one year for the reason of falling to the bottom of the league. 14 years in the league ,

not only the manager’s fault said to switch to It is to ask for responsibility for the poor performance, but criticism is raised that it cannot be blamed solely on the director. On the 18th, Suwon announced through the club’s Instagram, “We have decided to sack coach Lee Byeong-geun by taking responsibility for poor performance.” He added, “For the time being, the team plans to lead the team with head coach Choi Seong-yong as acting manager,” adding, “The club will focus on putting the team on the right track with overcoming the crisis as a top priority.” Suwon failed to win the 7th game in the 2023 season. With 2 points from 2 draws and 5 losses, they fell to the bottom of the league. The club notified coach Lee Byeong-geun of the resignation the day before the match against rival FC Seoul on the 22nd. Coach Lee Byung-geun was a founding member of Suwon and a legendary defender who led the club’s golden age. During the 2021 season as coach of Daegu FC, his leadership was recognized by putting the team in 3rd place in the K League 1. However, on April 18, during the last season, he was called by his parent team, which fell to the relegation zone, and was sacked a year after taking the baton.

Founded in 1995, Suwon is a prestigious club that won the K-League four times in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2008. However, there has been no league championship since 2008, and the FA Cup has won only three times.

The biggest problem pointed out is the lack of investment and the resulting deterioration in the overall quality of the squad. Suwon’s parent company changed from Samsung Electronics to Cheil Worldwide in 2014, and the scale of housekeeping continues to decline. As the investment has been reduced to the level of mid-tier teams in the K-League, the outflow of national team-level star players has not been prevented, and the time to stay in the mid-lower ranks is getting longer. Suwon, who stayed in 10th place in the league in 2016 and went down to the Split B stage for the first time since its foundation, fell to 11th place last season and had to go through the playoffs for the first time.

The club’s repeated failures in recruiting players and reinforcing its strength are also cited as the cause of the downfall of the famous family. Groening, a striker who was the top scorer in the Danish 2nd Division, who was recruited last year, returned to his home country of Denmark in July of last year, midway through the season, after going scoreless in 14 league games. Oh Hyun-kyu, who was considered a reliable frontline attacking resource this season, was transferred to Celtic (Scotland), and Mulich was brought in from Seongnam FC as a replacement, but it is not living up to expectations.

The patience of Suwon fans has reached its limit.스포츠토토 Suwon supporters who blocked the team’s bus and put up a curtain criticizing the club even staged a truck protest in front of the Samsung headquarters. In the supporter community, there is a line of posts asking the club to urge the club to take measures to cope with the parent company’s reduction in support, such as capital alliance and sale.

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