Gangwon FC, a professional football club, chose a drastic prescription of a manager change during the season in order to boost the atmosphere of the team, which has recently fallen due to poor performance. Director Choi Yong-soo puts down the baton and coach Yoon Jung-hwan steps up to the command tower.
On the 15th, Gangwon said, 먹튀검증“Director Choi Yong-soo took responsibility for the poor performance and expressed his gratitude,” and “appointed coach Yoon Jung-hwan as his successor. We plan to reorganize the team by taking advantage of the K-League break due to the A-match period in June.”
Coach Choi Yong-soo took the helm of Gangwon, which was in danger of relegation in November 2021, and kept the team in the first division, receiving a lot of love from fans. After that, he led Gangwon for 1 year and 9 months. However, he was unable to overcome another poor performance this season and resigned from the command tower.
Gangwon FC promotional material that announced the appointment of Choi Yong-soo as coach in 2019. [Photo Gangwon FC]
An official from the Gangwon club said, “We needed a change to rebound as we stayed in 11th place in the league with only 2 wins (6 draws and 10 losses) this season.” he explained.
The new head coach Yoon Jeong-hwan was a midfielder who debuted in 1995 at Yugong (predecessor of Jeju United) and led the K-League renaissance during his active career. After that, he moved to the Japanese J-League and showed high level of performance. Afterwards, after playing for Seongnam and Jeonbuk, he returned to the J-League to finish his active career.
Coach Yoon Jeong-hwan, who succeeded coach Choi Yong-soo as the head coach of Gangwon FC. photo professional soccer federation
He made a fresh start as a manager at Sagan Tosu, where he last worked during his active career, and promoted the team to the first division for the first time in the club’s history, creating a buzz. Since then, he has built his career as a leader through various Asian countries such as Korea, Japan, and Thailand. Until last year, he was active as the manager of Jeff United, and this season, he has been on the field as a K-League ambassador and commentator.
Coach Yoon will return to the K-League stage through a match against Suwon FC on the 25th.