In this year’s professional football season, all 25 clubs participating in the two leagues, including K League 1, which opens on the 25th, and K League 2, which starts early next month, all have Korean coaches.메이저사이트
Even considering the characteristics of the K-League, which has not had many foreign coaches in the past, it is unusual for all 25 clubs to start the season with Korean coaches. This is the first time since 2017.
Last year, Daegu FC challenged for supremacy in the first division by sitting Brazilian coach Alexandre Gama on the bench. In addition, Busan in the second division was coached by Portuguese ‘Bento friend’ Ricardo Perez for the season. Coach Pérez also directed Busan during the opening game of the 2021 season.
In 2019 and 2020, Jeonbuk, a strong team, brought in coach Jose Morais, who was the head coach under coach Jose Mourinho, and took over the baton for two years. In 2018, Daegu played the opening game under coach Andre, a Brazilian national.
This year is different, there are no foreign coaches. First of all, 12 K-League 1 clubs either retained all of their existing managers or raised the acting manager as an official manager. In addition, in the K-League 2, 5 domestic players, including Park Choong-gyun (Seoul E-Land), Lee Ki-hyung (Seongnam), Seong Han-soo (Kimcheon, Acting Manager), Choi Yoon-gyeom (Cheongju), and Park Nam-yeol (Cheonan), were newly appointed, and all 25 were made up of Korean coaches. .
The phrase ‘K-League bench’s seclusion policy’ can come out. In neighboring Japan alone, 7 out of 18 clubs in the first division and 2 foreign coaches out of 22 clubs in the second division took the baton and entered the 2023 season.
On the other hand, there are views that it is a realistic choice. It is not easy to bring a high-quality coach to a K-League club in a situation where the ransom of foreign coaches soars. It is also difficult to judge the level of skill of foreign directors. As a result, native leaders who naturally take control of the team quickly and know Korean players well are expected to be in the limelight for the time being.
This year, it seems that the battle between experienced coaches and newly challenged coaches in each league will be fierce.
In the K-League 1, coaches Choi Yong-soo (Gangwon), Cho Sung-hwan (Incheon), Ahn Ik-soo (Seoul), and Ki-il Nam (Jeju) coach various teams and are considered leaders with dignity. They are determined to achieve an upgrade of their team, which is classified as an upper-middle class this year. All four teams dream of a ticket to the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) at least in the playoffs in the semifinals.
Gwangju coach Lee Jeong-hyo and Daejeon coach Lee Min-seong, who became the first team coaches after being promoted this year, dream of fighting resourcefully with the existing coaches. Both coaches are eager to win with offensive soccer, not defense-oriented practicality. Daegu coach Choi Won-kwon, who became the first coach born in the 1980s in the history of the K-League, also confronts with ambition as he became the official coach this year.
In Part 2, the plot is similar. Lee Woo-hyeong (Anyang), Lee Young-min (Bucheon), Choi Yun-gyeom (Cheongju), and Park Jin-seop (Busan) coaches are leaders who have played a pre-season game in their own way in the K-League 2. They are poised to show their strength through promotions, advances to the playoffs, and entry into the mid-table.
On the other hand, coaches Sung Han-soo, Park Chung-gyun, and Park Nam-yeol will make their first appearances in the K-League 2 this year. All three coaches have been recognized for their leadership since the first year and are ex