‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung poured sharp criticism on her team, Heungkuk Life Insurance, from the new year. The reason for this is ‘director hardship’.
Heungkuk Life Insurance owner Lim Hyung-joon said on the 2nd, “I inevitably decided to part with coach Kwon Soon-chan because it did not match the direction the club wanted to go. General manager Kim Yeo-il also decided to resign together.” It was an incomprehensible decision from a team that ranked first in crowd mobilization and second in the middle of the regular league.
Shin Yong-joon, new head of Heungkuk Life Insurance, said ahead of the first game after the dismissal of former manager Kwon on the 5th, “I know that the former head coach and manager did not feel conflict over ‘appointment of players’, but there was a problem with ‘management of the squad’.” He said, “Former coach Kwon and former general manager Kim Yeo-il had a conflict over the rotation (front and back placement) of Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena Mrazenovich (registered name Yelena), and the owner was hardened.” sternly denied it.
However, Kim Yeon-kyung revealed to the reporters after the game that there was an intervention by the club in relation to the appointment of players.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “It is true that there was talk about the appointment of players.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I don’t understand it any more if I dismissed former coach Kwon for the reason that Shin revealed.” I don’t know, but I personally don’t understand it. If that’s the case, all the directors will be fired,” he said, pouring out “resolute remarks.”
He continued, “Isn’t it different from saying that the company prefers a manager who listens well? It’s a pity as a person,” he said.
Fans also staged truck protests and protested. 메이저놀이터
The ‘Women’s Volleyball Happiness Group’, created by female volleyball fans, started the truck demonstration on the morning of the 6th, starting with the headquarters of Taekwang Industrial in Jangchung-dong, Seoul, and going around the headquarters of Heungkuk Life Insurance in Gwanghwamun and Sangam-dong. The truck’s display board contained phrases such as “Volleyball is not a doll play for sports clubs” and “Intervention for athletes is an obvious oversight, and the owner of Heungkuk Life Insurance is out.”
They said, “Watching the process of revealing the manager’s hardship and hardship background, many women’s volleyball fans and Heungkuk Life Insurance fans felt great anger at the behavior of the parent company Taekwang Group.” I sincerely hope that it will be a strength to do it. Rather than winning or losing a single game, I hope for long-term well-being of players and a healthy revival of women’s volleyball.”
Meanwhile, Heungkuk Life Insurance, whose general manager, head coach, and head coach all became vacant, appointed Kim Ki-joong (48), who served as head coach until last season, as the new head coach.
Coach Kim graduated from Sungkyunkwan University and has been active as a player at Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance since 1997, and is a friend of the same age as former coach Kwon who played together at university and Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance. After his retirement, he built a leadership career at women’s professional volleyball GS Caltex, men’s LIG General Insurance, and Hyundai Capital. For four years from 2018 to early 2022, he assisted then coach Park Mi-hee as the head coach at Heungkuk Life Insurance.