“I have no intention of delaying (appointing a director).”
Suwon Samsung is in the biggest crisis. Suwon lost 0-1 in an away game against Pohang Steelers in the 9th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at Pohang Steel Yard on the 26th. With 9 matches, 2 draws and 7 losses, they are still at the bottom of the table. With two games left in the first round robin, they have yet to win a single game.
After manager Lee Byung-geun was sacked, acting manager Seong-yong Choi led the team, but lost consecutively following the ‘Super Match’. It’s a whopping 4 consecutive losses. Suwon is looking for a new coach. During halftime on the day, Suwon Dong-seok Oh stood in front of the reporters. Director Oh said that he acknowledged and was aware of the current crisis, but maintained a prudent attitude in appointing a coach.
He said, “I hoped that Choi would remain in order to maintain a stable team before Lee resigned. We agreed,” he said. Choosing a director is like meeting a marriage partner. You need to carefully analyze what kind of director you are. You have to listen to the aspirations and conduct the interview. No one has been in contact yet. It’s different from the rumors. I have no intention of delaying it. I think we need to prepare as soon as possible,” he said.
Director Oh also revealed the conditions suitable for the new coach. “There is a sense of defeat and the atmosphere is subdued. There are 29 games left,” he said. “The most important thing is your own soccer philosophy. In addition, the players and the sympathy, and the game management must also be able to play (the manager’s) role. I think the team needs a leader who can make up for its weak points and read the overall game,” he explained. 안전놀이터
Suwon fans continue to criticize the club and its parent company. Director Oh is also aware of this. He said, “I’m not direct, but I’m communicating with the supporters. I think the cohesion of the team is important now,” he said. “It is a difficult situation. I feel a sense of responsibility from the front desk position as well. We are thinking together, and it is my role to quickly bring (the club) back to normal.”