It was a surprise that no one knew. Suwon Samsung appointed Park Kyung-hoon, a former executive director of KFA, as its head.
Suwon Samsung announced in a press release on the 8th that it has appointed Park Kyung-hoon, former executive director of the Korea Football Association, as the eighth new general manager.
It had a draw with Gangwon in the final match of the season last month, and ended the season at the bottom of the 12 teams in the K-League, and suffered direct demotion. It was humiliation after joining the K-League in 1996.
In the end, Suwon Samsung was expected to undergo a personnel reshuffle. Lee Joon and Oh Dong-seok, the group’s chief executive, expressed their intention to resign, but more than a month later, there was no follow-up, which proved that Samsung was not interested in.
However, a major change has been made to the front desk while the appointment of a coach has not been made ahead of preparations for the new season.
The player and former leader appointed Park Kyung-hoon.
Park used to be a flanker who represents Korean soccer. Park joined Pohang Steel (currently Pohang Steelers) in 1984 and started his professional career, where he played 134 games through 1992.
Park was one of the stars representing the K-League in his early days. When the K-League selected the best 11 players in 2013 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Pohang Club Hall of Fame, he was named along with Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo, current Shandong coach Choi Kang-hee, and current Suwon FC coach Choi Soon-ho.
Park also played in the 1986 Mexico World Cup and 1990 Italy World Cup as a national team member. He played in a total of 93 A-matches.
He also made good achievements as a leader. He did not even win the title, but he also took charge of Jeju and competed for the title.
In 2010, Jeju won the runner-up after losing the championship match against FC Seoul, and Park drew attention when he won the coach award over Portugal’s Bingda, who was then the head coach of Seoul.
Park, who took down the Jeju baton at the end of the 2014 season, served as Seongnam’s head coach for a year in 2017 and was appointed as executive director of the Korea Football Association from 2021.
Of course, there were some unfortunate events. The scandal involving soccer players including match-fixing criminals caused a crisis that shook the KFA. 헤라카지노주소
Park’s appointment is something that even the club has yet to grasp. “The decision was made by Samsung Group, so it was a closely guarded secret,” a source in the Korean soccer community said.
Park will lead Suwon Samsung with a heavy burden on his shoulders. Park’s role is more important than ever in order to be promoted from the K League 2.