Coach Kim Ki-joong, who started amid controversy, led Heungkuk Life’s first game

 Reporter Kim Joo-hee = The drifting Heungkuk Life Insurance will play its first game with the new head.

Heungkuk Life Insurance will face IBK Industrial Bank for the 4th time this season at the Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium on the 8th.

This is the first game after coach Kim Ki-joong takes the baton. Director Kim was appointed as the command tower of Heungkuk Life Insurance on the 6th.

It is a game that draws attention to how to unite a team in chaos.

Heungkuk Life Insurance, which had been cruising with a battle for the lead this season, stood at the center of controversy on the 2nd when former coach Kwon Soon-chan and former general manager Kim Yeo-il left the team.

At the time, the club announced ‘resignation’, but in fact it was hard.

Former coach Kwon, who took office in April of last year, led the team to second place and was recognized for his leadership. However, he left the team after receiving a notice of dismissal one morning.

The club’s incomprehensible decision has since brought about a bigger wave.

Prior to the game against GS Caltex on the 5th, the first game after the dismissal of former coach Kwon, Shin Yong-joon, the new head of Heungkuk Life Insurance, explained, “I understand that the owner resigned together because the former head coach and the manager have a lot of disagreements.”

Regarding the content of the conflicting opinions, he explained, “There was a conflict not about the appointment of players, but about management. There was a disagreement about the rotation issue. What fans want is not Kim Yeon-kyung and Elena to be in the vanguard.”

Director Shin’s incomprehensible explanation further fueled the controversy. Although it was claimed that it was not an intervention in the appointment of players, the fact that the rotation problem was pointed out itself is interpreted as an infringement on the appointment of players, which is the manager’s own authority.

Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Hae-ran, veterans in the team, refuted the claim of general manager Shin, saying, “The players were aware of the club’s intervention.” Kim Yeon-kyung said, “This season (the club) did as it wanted and lost,” and said, “It is embarrassing that these things are happening in itself.”

The atmosphere of Heungkuk Life Insurance is close to the worst, to the extent that players make statements that contradict the club’s announcement. 스포츠토토

Acting coach Lee Young-soo, who led the game against GS Caltex in a cluttered atmosphere, also resigned after playing only one game.

The club quickly searched for a new head coach and entrusted the team to head coach Kim Ki-joong, who served as the team’s head coach until last season.

Coach Kim Ki-joong knows the players well as he worked for Heungkuk Life Insurance from 2018 to March of last year. In the 2018-2019 season, he also won a combined championship with the players.

However, it is unclear whether he will be able to regain his trust. Kim Yeon-kyung pointed out, “Even if the next coach comes, isn’t it an unreliable part?

In other words, coach Kim was given the big task of turning the players’ minds and calming down the stinging gaze toward the club.

As the conflict between the club and the manager over the appointment of players has risen to the surface, manager Kim’s player management is expected to stand out even more.

The ranking battle is also in full swing. Heungkuk Life Insurance, which is considered a rival to this season’s leader Hyundai E&C (18 wins, 2 losses, 51 points), is in second place with 15 wins, 4 losses and 44 points by the 7th. It is 7 points against Hyundai E&C.

Despite the shock of a sudden breakup with coach Kwon, the players united and won the game against GS Caltex, and are currently on a three-game winning streak.

In three confrontations with IBK Industrial Bank this season, Heungkuk Life Insurance won all of them.

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