It is said that Heungkuk Life Insurance, a professional volleyball women’s division that sacked former coach Kwon Soon-chan, is promoting the recruitment of a foreign coach.
Kim Dae-gyeong (36)안전놀이터, acting coach of Heungkuk Life Insurance, met with reporters at the Suwon Gymnasium in Gyeonggi Province, where the game was held against Hyundai E&C on the 7th, and said, “(Shin Yong-jun) told me, but I heard that she conducted an interview with a foreign coach.”
As for the timing of the recruitment, she said, “I have not heard”.
On the 2nd of last month, when Heungkuk Life Insurance had good results, it was criticized inside and outside the team when it suddenly sacked former coach Kwon along with former general manager Kim Yeo-il.
It is known that high-ranking officials of the club intervened in the selection of players, and former coach Kwon was sacked when he did not accept it. The team’s leading star, Kim Yeon-kyung, also agreed, saying, “There were cases where (the club) played the game as they wanted and then lost several times.”
Even Kim Ki-joong (48), the head coach of Sunseon Girls’ High School, who was nominated as the next commanding tower, declined the position, saying “a series of situations and incidents could not be tolerated.”
About a month after that, concrete news of the recruitment of the next command tower came out.
On the other hand, the confrontation between Heungkuk Life Insurance and Hyundai E&C on this day is so hot that it is called a ‘preview championship match’.
The spectator seats (3,798 seats) at the Suwon Gymnasium were sold out.
On this day, if Heungkuk Life Insurance (57 points, 19 wins, 6 losses) wins 3 points, the difference with Hyundai Engineering & Construction (60 points, 21 wins, 4 losses) disappears.
However, even if Hyundai E&C loses, it can maintain first place ahead of the multiplier.
Acting coach Kim said, “I told the players that it was an important game and I told them to play a great game today,” and “I will aggressively solve it with Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena Mrazenovic (registered name Yelena) on the opposite side.”
Kang Seong-hyeong, head coach of Hyundai E&C, said, “I feel sorry for the players because I thought it would be better if we played in a good situation (with foreign players).”
Regarding the timing of the introduction of the newly recruited foreign player Ivone Montaño (registered name Montaño), he replied, “I am looking forward to the next game, but it is not yet accurate.”
The day before, Hyundai E&C recruited Montaño to replace Yasmin Bedart (registered name Yasmin), who left due to a back injury.