Kim Byung-ji (52), CEO of Gangwon FC, revealed a story he had with manager Choi Yong-soo and former CEO Lee Young-pyo about the club.
Kim Byung-ji (52), who was appointed as the 9th CEO of Gangwon FC, held a press conference on the 9th at the media room of Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon. In 2021, CEO Kim Byeong-ji, who was appointed as the vice president of the Korea Football Association and started as a soccer administrator in earnest, began managing the club through Gangwon FC.
Kim Byung-ji, who held a press conference prior to the start of his full-fledged work, revealed a story he had with Gangwon coach Choi Yong-soo and former Gangwon CEO Lee Young-pyo.
CEO Kim Byeong-ji, who was greeted by coach Choi Yong-soo at the inauguration ceremony of the CEO on the 2nd, said that he talked with coach Choi Yong-soo about the goals for the 2023 season and the composition of the team. He said, “We talked about coach Choi Yong-soo’s goal and team, additional foreign players, and domestic players. We plan to talk about what is lacking and support for the club while preparing for the season during the training period.” 스포츠토토
“We are trying to recruit in preparation for the 2023 season. The K-League foreign quota has increased. Most teams focus on domestic players, but we are thinking about and trying ways to utilize foreign players. Our Gangwon also recruited players, “We are preparing with a focus on preparing for the season. There are two foreign players left. We are preparing. There are budget issues, but the center is aiming for a stable team composition.”
Head coach Choi Yong-soo finished the season in Split A last season by leading Gangwon to 6th place. CEO Kim said, “Coach Yong-soo Choi is preparing a step-by-step goal. We are carefully reviewing it. Of course, we have to produce results like last season. If we achieve better results, we deserve praise. Coach Yong-soo Choi will win the Asian Champions League ( ACL). I believe in coach Choi Yong-soo.”
He said, “You have to set goals step by step. The top split comes first, and beyond that comes next. Coach Choi will have more worries and thoughts. I think the pace is set in the first 5 games of the season. thought,” he added.
CEO Kim also shared a conversation with former CEO Lee Young-pyo. He said, “I often stayed in the same space (with CEO Lee Young-pyo) during the World Cup. We naturally talked about the club. We talked a lot about the World Cup. We talked about changes in the team and the strengths and weaknesses of each team.”
He continued, “About the club, he said that he had organized the administrative organization system. He said, ‘You can go and do well.’ We exchanged stories about the situation and direction in Gangwon.”
On the other hand, CEO Kim Byung-ji said, “The first thing I did when I came to Gangwon-do was support the youth soccer team’s bus. The first thing is to create an environment where you can focus on sports. Talented youth who can come to Gangwon-do will be able to choose. Also, it is important to increase concentration. Support for Gangwon’s youth players must still be good. I want to set the club’s philosophy that way.”