Suwon Samsung coach Lee Byeong-geun puts down the baton.
A K-League source said on the 17th, “Coach Lee Byeong-geun is parting ways with Suwon Samsung. This morning, he was notified of the hardship from the club.” In April of last year, he rose to the 7th commanding tower of Suwon Samsung, his ‘parent’ who spent most of his active career, and left the team after just one year.
Coach Lee built a career as a leader at Gyeongnam FC (coach/head coach)~Suwon Samsung (coach/acting manager)~Daegu FC (head coach/acting manager/director), and returned to Suwon Samsung last year to lead the team. It failed to avoid the tradition, not the tradition of the club, of pulling out the card of ‘resignation of the command tower’ in every crisis, while ignoring its responsibility.
This is a somewhat predictable sequence. Suwon Samsung, which went to the threshold of hell by playing the promotion playoffs (PO) for the first time since its foundation last season, continues to be sluggish this season. In the 7th round home game of the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 15th, they lost 2-3 to Jeju United and failed to escape from the bottom (12th place) with 2 draws and 5 losses after the season opened.
They reported their first win of the season by beating Ansan Greeners 3-1 in the preceding 3 FA Cup matches, but are not using their strength at all in the regular league. In the current atmosphere, concerns that K-League 2 direct relegation could become a reality are widespread.
Coach Lee, who has been constantly worried about the team as the sluggishness has been prolonged, said after the match against Jeju, “I do my best to overcome the situation, but it doesn’t work out as well as I thought. While he did not hide his concerns about his future, saying, “I am not enough, the club decided to resign first.
However, the problem is Suwon Samsung’s behavior so far. Without resolving the root cause of poor performance, such as hoping for fruition without reasonable investment, he changed the command tower as if it were a habit. Of course, most of them ended up in an ‘unbeautiful’ breakup. This is the background in which the fans who are boycotting the support harshly criticize it, saying that it is a “front hidden behind the squad.” Coincidentally, coach Lee’s resignation also overlaps with the timing of the truck protests by fans targeting the club’s front desk. 스포츠토토
Suwon Samsung wants a dramatic reversal in the K-League 1 round 8 away match against FC Seoul scheduled for the 22nd at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, but the squad has only become more confused. Many people are mentioned as candidates for the next command tower, but in the current situation, it is because we know that no matter who comes, there is a high possibility that the same procedure will be repeated in the end.