Training with a minimum number of coaches… Heungkuk without director · Suko until when?
Attention is focusing on how long the leadership vacuum of Heungkuk Life Insurance, where the director and head coach left one after another due to a conflict with the club’s leadership, will continue. Training is also conducted with a minimum number of people, so if the vacancy of the head coach and head coach is prolonged, the burden on the players will inevitably increase.
An official from Heungkuk Life Insurance said on the 12th regarding the search for a new manager, “It is a cautious situation at the moment. We will carefully review it.” Heungkuk Life Insurance sacked former coach Kwon Soon-chan on the 2nd, and on the 5th, head coach Lee Young-soo resigned after a day as acting manager against GS Caltex, leaving only two coaches in charge of training. On the 6th, Heungkuk Life Insurance appointed former head coach Kim Ki-joong as the new manager, but it was finally canceled after four days due to the burden of negative public opinion.
Heungkuk Life Insurance is seeking a new coach for the team, such as the general manager and secretary general, while encouraging the coaching staff to voluntarily find a coach who can work together. Heungkuk Life Insurance is doing well with 2 wins and 1 loss (6 points) after the internal disaster, but it is a burden to play the season to the end in its current state.
Acting coach Kim Dae-gyeong said, “The minimum number of people who can conduct training is two,” and “so far, training is proceeding without any problems. Both the coaching staff and the players are working hard to make sure there are no gaps.” At the same time, he said, “There is no guarantee that the team will continue to do well, and the possibility of consecutive defeats cannot be ruled out.”
He continued, “The club said that it would apply if there was something lacking, such as hiring a coach.”
However, it does not seem easy to accept the managerial position of Heungkuk Life Insurance, where the attention of the volleyball world is focused even when former coach Kim, who was a nominee, declined the managerial position. The club said in an apology earlier that “we will thoroughly block the involvement of the club and fully respect the director’s inherent authority,” but it has not come up with a specific proposal, so it remains to be seen whether it will actually be implemented. Heungkuk Life Insurance also has a notorious reputation as the ‘grave of directors’. After turning professional in 2005, 8 out of 11 coaches, including acting manager Lee Young-soo, gave up the baton during the season.