I was forced to resign amid gossip as both the manager and the general manager.
On the 29th, the KIA announced that it had dismissed general manager Jang Jung-seok, who had acted to damage his dignity. It is because it was known that former general manager Jang demanded money and valuables during contract negotiations with Park Dong-won. After figuring out the facts, the club held a disciplinary committee and decided to dismiss him.
Director Jang demanded money from Park Dong-won twice. Jang’s argument is that he made a joke to the effect of ‘let’s make a good contract’, but it is a matter that cannot be accepted as a simple joke. In the end, former general manager Jang was forced to resign in disgrace.
This is not the first time that former general manager Jang has made a shabby exit. He did the same when he put down the Kiwoom Heroes baton. Jang, who took over as manager of Nexen (currently Kiwoom) in 2017, led the team to advance to fall baseball twice in three years. In 2019, he won the runner-up in the Korean Series, but former general manager Jang failed to renew his contract.
At the time, Heroes said, “Director Jang Jeong-seok did not sign the contract because he was involved in the management of former Heroes CEO Lee Jang-seok in prison.” Former CEO Lee was convicted of embezzling club money and was sentenced to four years in prison in February 2018 and arrested.
While leaving Heroes, former general manager Jang said, “It is true that I went to an interview with former CEO Lee after he was transferred to prison.스포츠토토 When I left after the interview, I was told, ‘Don’t worry too much about renewing the contract.’ . Although the reality of prison management was not revealed, former director Jang resigned due to being involved in bad things.
He worked as a commentator and succeeded in re-employment as the KIA general manager, but his glory did not last long. He resigned in disgrace after just two years. In the history of the KBO League, there has never been a case where a general manager was dismissed for demanding ‘money’ from a player. It seems that former general manager Jang will not return to the baseball world.