The cruelty of the legend continued. This is the reality of a club that has lost its direction.
On the 18th, Suwon Samsung said through the official channel, “We have decided to sack coach Lee Byeong-geun by taking responsibility for poor performance.” I will focus on uploading it,” he said.
The legendary defender’s reputation was cracked. Coach Lee Byeong-geun was one of the best defenders in Suwon’s history as a player. After his retirement, coach Lee Byeong-geun, who served as coach and manager of Gyeongnam FC, Suwon, and Daegu FC, took the helm of his former team Suwon last year. Coach Lee Byeong-geun said at the press conference for the inauguration of Suwon’s 7th head coach, “I will go through difficult times with the players with a great sense of responsibility.” However, coach Lee Byeong-geun left the team after one year of his appointment, citing poor performance, leaving behind a bitter look. 스포츠토토
It wasn’t easy from his first year in office. Suwon, under coach Lee Byeong-geun, seemed to be successful in rebounding until May, but fell into sluggishness as it went downhill rapidly from June. After falling in Split B, they were pushed to the brink of the relegation playoffs (PO). In the final match against FC Anyang, K-League 1 was confirmed after an extended match, narrowly avoiding the first relegation since its foundation.
Even in the second season, which was confident of renewal, it was seldom used. To make matters worse, the defensive insecurity that had been emerging all along overlapped with the loss of goal-making ability. We drew in games to win, and lost in games to draw. In the last Ansan Greeners and Korea Football Association (FA) Cup, they reported their first win of the season, but stayed with 2 draws and 5 losses in 7 K-League 1 matches. In the end, Suwon had a hard time hardening manager Lee Byeong-geun at the beginning of the season after a year in office.
It’s not a day or two. Suwon has always put up a former Suwon player leader as the command tower since coach Yoon Seong-hyo in 2010. Under the name of ‘Real Blue’, they have promised to rebuild the famous family.
However, Suwon’s sham policy has already lost even the supporters’ trust. In the match against Gangwon FC held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 2nd, Suwon fans said, ‘The front salary is the highest in the industry, and the operation is the lowest’, ‘Front, coaches, and players without ambition should leave immediately. Suwon has been rejecting the third-rate, and it has been strongly criticized, saying, “The front that hides behind the players for several years.” It was a protest against the overall operation of the club, not just against the person in charge who came out on the front line. Recently, they are seeking a solution by even holding a truck protest in front of the headquarters.
The main focus is that the festering wound has burst. Vengeance officials who have watched Suwon for a long time said, “It is inevitable that it will be difficult to meet the fans’ eye level. It is true that we are continuing a difficult fight inside the club.” He said he clearly felt the temperature difference between reality and romance.”
As their grades plummeted along with the ever-decreasing support, Suwon kept taking out the knife called a manager change. Each of the hastily appointed leaders did not hesitate to change tactics to overcome the crisis. There was no time to suggest a long-term team direction. The players who were brought in to create their own colors made a dissonance. An official said, “In the past, Suwon has established itself as a strong team with simple tactics. However, recently, looking at Suwon, it seems that even simple attack patterns have disappeared.” It doesn’t help,” he said.
In a situation where the dark history is repeated, will the ‘Real Blue’ wrapped in the return of the club legend continue? Will there be a leader who will take over the ‘Poisoned Holy Grail’? First of all, this is the reason why Suwon’s move, which declared the acting manager Choi Seong-yong, is more concerned than expected.