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K-League 2 6th place drops → New coach Byun Sung-hwan

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“Suwon Samsung must be promoted and go to the first division.”

These are the words of Byun Sung-hwan, the 10th head coach of Suwon Samsung. Byun held his inaugural press conference at the Suwon World Cup Stadium on Friday. “It’s an honor for me personally. I never thought I would be able to coach a big club like Suwon. It’s a blessing because I worked hard to prepare, but it can’t be all good. I will do my best to transplant my philosophy and the club’s philosophy to the players and give everything on the pitch to achieve our goal of promotion.”

Suwon, the ‘House of Tradition’, is in crisis. Last year, the team finished last in K League 1 and was relegated to the K League 2 (2nd Division) for the first time in its history. The team vowed to restore its honor this season, but the situation was not easy. In May, the team lost all five games of the ‘Hana Bank K League 2 2024’ and hung its head in shame. As a result, Suwon parted ways with head coach Yeom Ki-hoon, who had been leading the team. Yohm led the team as acting head coach at the end of last season and as head coach this season, but failed to live up to expectations. As of May 5, Suwon is in sixth place with 6 wins, 2 draws, and 7 losses (20 points).

Suwon named Byun as their new head coach. Byun played in the K League and Australian A-League during his playing days. After retiring as a player, he began his coaching career at Seongnam FC in 2015. He coached the South Korea U-16 national team in 2019 and the U-17 national team in 2022. He led the team to a runner-up finish at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-17 Asian Cup last year. However, at the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup, the team lost three games in the group stage.

The first step. Byun made his debut in charge of Suwon against Busan I-Park on April 2. The result was a 1-1 draw.

Byun said, “I gave the players four keywords: communication, character, discipline, and one team. Communication is to solve problems internally and trust each other, and character is to be a better person than a good soccer player. Discipline is about having freedom but following the rules the moment you get to the clubhouse, and we emphasized one team because it’s not about me, it’s about us,” he said.

“We’re going to put a lot of players in the attacking third. I’m 토토사이트 thinking about other plans based on the 4-3-3. We will have a clear plan A-B-C rather than a variety of tactics,” he explained.

There are concerns about his lack of professional coaching experience and his disappointing showing at the U-17 World Cup.

Byun said, “This is my first time as a professional coach. I’ve been preparing for the past 10 years. I have a freshness that others don’t have. With my ambition and freshness, I will keep the existing K League 2 coaches in check.” ”The way I deal with age-group national teams and K League club players is different. The age group national team focuses on individual growth to create future A-team resources. If I was only thinking about results at the time, I was also thinking about how the young players would be playing for the U-23 national team in four or five years, so I was also responsible for the results. But a professional team has a different approach. It’s very result-oriented, but I’m also looking at the process. You are winless in your last seven matches (two draws and five losses). During the A-match break, we will prepare to play dynamic, time-controlling football. We practically had our first training session this morning. I heard the players say, ‘We’ve never had a training session like this before’. We’re approaching it differently. We’re going to play winning soccer by increasing the pace of the team and adding numbers to the attack.”

“Flashy football doesn’t necessarily lead to good results. We need to find stability in the defense, and for the team to be stable, the players need to know their roles, and that’s something we’re still lacking. We’ll start with the small things. We will stick to the 카지노사이트 순위 basics but play aggressive and proactive soccer,” he added.

Suwon will kick off the second half of the season with an away match against Gyeongnam FC on the 15th. “Suwon needs to get promoted and move up to the first division,” Byun said. The mid- to long-term goal is to create an atmosphere where the club’s youth players are well managed in a good system so that they can be attracted to the professional ranks and dedicate themselves to the team. Once we get promoted to the first division, we will fight for the global market in line with our brand. The long-term goal is to finish in the top split and qualify for the Asian Champions League (ACL),” he said.

“The manager said, ‘We have a huge fan base. If the results are not good, there is a lot of criticism. It’s the same for every manager at every club. If you go on a losing streak, you can’t escape the blame. It’s only the first game, but a big fan base is an advantage. It’s a great synergy for the team when the fans are behind you. I have no fear. We’re going to give it our all.”

On the same day, Suwon also finalized the appointment of its coaching staff to assist Byun. New scouts Kim Do-yong Min-dongsung (formerly of the Korea Football Association) and Lee Sang-yong (former head coach of Seongnam FC U-15) have been appointed. Kim worked with Byun at the U-17 national team. Min Dong-sung was previously the head coach of the South Korea U-23 national team. Lee Sang-yong has been the head coach of Seongnam U-15 since last year. Bae Gi-jong, who played for Suwon, returned to the team after 10 years as a scout. Of the existing coaching staff, goalkeeping coach Shin Shin-yong and physical coach Kim Sung-hyun will remain with the team. There will be no head coach position. Instead, the coaches will be divided into the following roles: attack, midfield, defense, and set pieces.



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