Professional football K League 1 Gangwon FC broke up with coach Choi Yong-soo and appointed Yoon Jeong-hwan as coach. Attention is focusing on whether director Yoon, who had not seen the light of day when leading Ulsan Hyundai seven years ago, will be able to meet his expectations on the Korean stage when he returns.
Coach Yong-soo Choi, who had been leading Gangwon since November 2021, put down his baton after finishing his coaching life for about 1 year and 9 months. Gangwon, which is in 11th place with 2 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses this season, chose to part with coach Choi for a change.
Coach Yoon, who took charge of Gangwon instead of coach Choi, is one of the midfielders representing the K-League.
Coach Yoon made his K-League debut in 1995 under Yugong, the predecessor of Jeju United. Until 2005, he was a top midfielder with 20 points and 44 assists in 203 K-League careers in Bucheon SK, Seongnam, and Jeonbuk. He also played for Cerezo Osaka and Sagan Tosu in the Japanese J-League, and was active as a representative for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup.
Coach Yoon’s career as a leader started off brilliantly. In 2011, coach Yoon took the helm of Sagan Tosu, who was in the second division of the Japanese J-League, and led them to promotion to the first division for the first time in history in his first year in charge. In the 2012 and 2013 seasons, he retained the team in the first division, and in the 2014 season, he was recognized for his leadership by leading the team to the top of the league, but was suddenly sacked due to a conflict with the club in the middle of the season.
Coach Yoon, who left the Japanese league, returned to Korea and took the helm of Ulsan Hyundai in 2015. Manager Yoon was unable to show his skills due to the environment different from the J-League. Ulsan, led by coach Yoon, fell to the edge of the relegation zone in the first year, but finished the season in the lower split (7th place). In 2016, he achieved not bad results such as 4th place in the regular season and 4th place in the FA Cup, but he failed to win the hearts of Ulsan fans.
Director Yoon, who left Korea, was appointed head coach of Cerezo Osaka in 2017 and returned to the J-League coach in three years. Coach Yoon, who led Cerezo Osaka to the J-League Cup championship in his first year in office, won the J1 League Manager of the Year Award. He left the team at the end of the 2018 season after staying in the middle of the league.토토사이트
Coach Yoon took office as coach of Muangthong United in Thailand in 2019 and aimed for a revival, but was hardened after 2 months due to poor performance with 8 games, 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. Coach Yoon returned to Japan and took over as manager of Jeff United in the second division from 2020 to last year, but he resigned without achieving promotion to the first division.
Coach Yoon, who was in charge of this year’s K-League ambassador and broadcasting commentator, watched K-League matches and had a preparation period, and this time took the helm of Gangwon. Coach Yoon will make his debut against Suwon FC on the 25th after his A match break.