Lee Kang-in and Cho Young-wook have left their roles, while Jung Jung-yong, known as ‘Director Gimcheon’
When Hwang Sun-hong-ho won the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, the person who probably had the most mixed feelings was Gimcheon Managing Director Jung Jung-yong.
While he is undoubtedly happy for his favorite athlete to win a gold medal and give his future career a boost, the loss of power is too much for him to smile about.
Striker Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon), who scored the winning goal in the final against Japan, was promoted to corporal this month and received military service benefits as a result of the gold medal. He will return to the team on Nov. 13 after a short vacation and will coordinate his discharge date with the Armed Forces Sports Ministry. 온라인카지노 There are still issues to be resolved with the military, including the fact that Cho did not receive basic military training when he enlisted last year.
Cho has scored 11 goals in 15 games since Chung took over the reins of Gimcheon in June, lifting the team from outside the playoffs to championship contention. As of Nov. 11, Gimcheon is in second place in the K League 2 with 61 points, behind leader Busan (63). Chung’s side will have to fight for a direct promotion spot, which is awarded to the winner, without Cho Young-wook as early as the 36th round away match against Ansan on Nov. 22. “I don’t know if (Cho) has the desire to play,” Jung admitted, “but he’s a responsible player and will do his best while he’s here. “He’s a responsible player, so he’ll do his best while he’s here. It’s a first for the club, so I think it takes time to make a decision. We’re waiting for the results.
Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-kyu (Jeonbuk), Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) and Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan), who were scheduled to enlist at the end of the year, were also relieved of their military obligations after winning gold medals at the Asian Games. The Armed Forces Athletic Department is expected to recruit more soccer specialists, but it will be difficult this year. Chung’s plans for 2024 will also take a hit.
However, Chung says, “It may be personal for Gimcheon, but you have to look at it from the perspective of the players being able to play in the ‘big leagues’ for Korean soccer. There is nothing better than the players putting their burdens down, and they will try to go abroad when they get the chance.”
Several members of the winning squad were runners-up at the 2019 U-20 World Cup in Poland. Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), Cho Young-wook, Uhm Won-sang, Lee Kwang-yeon (Gangwon), Lee Jae-ik (Eland), and Choi Jun (Busan). “It seems that players who had a lot of international experience as children stand out (in other competitions).
A reunion with Lee Kang-in, who was the coach’s ‘youngest brother’ at the Poland tournament, was not possible this time. “I don’t think I’ll ever see him (as a coach and player),” Chung laughed.