Professional football K-League 1 Suwon Samsung has appointed a new coach Kim Byung-soo (53).
On the 4th, Suwon officially announced that “Director Kim Byung-soo was appointed as the 8th coach. The contract period is until December 2024.”
Suwon, which ended in a winless streak of 7 games after the opening, sacked former coach Lee Byeong-geun on April 18th for poor performance. Choi Seong-yong played 3 matches, but lost to FC Seoul (1-3 loss), Pohang Steelers (0-1 loss), and Daegu FC (0-1 loss).
Suwon, which was at the bottom with 2 draws and 8 losses (2 points), started to appoint a new coach and entrusted the baton to manager Kim Byung-soo.
Suwon said, “The conditions for the next coach were football philosophy based on his own playing style, communication with the team, and ability to respond to the game, and decided coach Kim Byung-soo as the right person to overcome the crisis.” We expect to renovate the team and put Suwon on the right track.”
Coach Kim Byung-soo was spotlighted as a genius midfielder during his playing days, but after retiring due to chronic injuries, he has built a reputation as a leader.
While coaching Yeungnam University, he was recognized for his leadership by winning many championships and fostering many top-notch players in the K-League. From 2018 to 2021, when he was the command tower of Gangwon FC, he dominated the game based on ball possession and passing through numerical superiority, and received rave reviews as ‘Byeongsu Ball’.
Director Kim Byung-soo said, “I received the club’s proposal and thought a lot. It is a big challenge for me.”
Coach Kim Byung-soo will observe the away match against Incheon United on the 5th, and lead the team in earnest from the 7th. Then, on the 10th, he will make his managerial debut in a home game against Jeonbuk Hyundai.
Meanwhile, the change of coaching staff will be announced in the future, fully accepting the director’s wishes 크크크벳.