Heungkuk Life Insurance presented an explanation for the resignation of manager Kwon Soon-chan, but immediately a refutation claim came out.
Heungkuk Life Insurance set a score of 3-2 (21-25, 25-19, 25-18, 21-25 , 15-10) and ran for three consecutive victories.
However, Heungkuk Life Insurance players couldn’t stop laughing even after winning. This is because general manager Kim Yeo-il and coach Kwon Soon-chan suddenly resigned together on the 2nd, shocking the squad. Moreover, after the game, acting manager Lee Young-soo expressed his intention to resign, adding to the confusion.
It is a difficult decision to understand to virtually sack the manager of a team that is running second in the league. Shin Yong-joon, the new team leader, said, “We didn’t talk about the appointment of players. However, it is true that there was a conflict over the management of the team. I know he had a disagreement on the rotation issue. There were many fans who wanted Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena to be separated, not together, in the avant-garde. I think there was a conflict because we had different opinions on that part.” He then reiterated that “the club did not intervene in the manager’s selection of players.”
In this situation, words directly contradicting the club’s claim came out. Acting manager Lee Young-soo said, “Only the manager knew. To me, it was all you just hinted at 스포츠토토. He said that he said that when the director said he should go as it is. I do not know the details of the inside story,” suggesting that there is an intervention by the club.
Heungkuk Life Insurance veteran players Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Hae-ran revealed that there was a more direct involvement of the club. Kim Hae-ran said, “I felt that there was an intervention by the club. Even the players knew. There were players who were offended, and so was I. I even told the director directly,” he said. Kim Yeon-kyung also said, “It is true that there has been talk about Ki-yong. Because of that, there were times when I couldn’t play the game I wanted and lost. I’m ashamed to talk like this. As a person in the volleyball world, this is really unfortunate.”
Heungkuk Life Insurance is in a position to rectify the situation by quickly appointing a new manager. Director Shin Yong-jun said, “I plan to appoint a new coach quickly. He said, “I will carefully consult with the people concerned and make sure not to make mistakes.” When asked if the new manager could be hardened if the club’s direction is different, he replied, “I don’t run the volleyball team so ruthlessly.”
However, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “In the end, all I can say is that I want a coach who listens to the team. When the next bishop comes, we can no longer trust him. There is a match against IBK Industrial Bank right away on Sunday, and the head coach said he was leaving, so it seems like we have to play against each other. I wonder how this could happen, but this happened,” he said, worrying about the new manager and the rest of the season.
Heungkuk Life Insurance fell into an embarrassing situation as voices immediately refuted the clarification of the situation from within. It is expected that there will be great pain in resolving this shocking situation.