Reporter Han Nam-jik Hong Gyu-bin = ‘World Star’ Kim Yeon-kyung (35), who leads the women’s professional volleyball box office, showed a deep disappointment towards her team, Heungkuk Life Insurance Club.
At the end of the 2022-2023 season, the possibility of Kim Yeon-kyung, who qualifies as a free agent (FA), to remain at Heungkuk Life Insurance has become very slim.
Here, fans also criticized the club and the group’s incomprehensible decision through her truck protest.
The beginning of the case is ‘director’s 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.
The more the club added explanations, the bigger the controversy.
Prior to the Incheon GS Caltex game on the 5th, the first game after the dismissal of former coach Kwon Soon-chan, Shin Yong-joon, the new head of Heungkuk Life Insurance, said, “The former head coach and manager did not feel conflict over ‘appointment of players’, but I know that there was a problem with ‘team operation’. 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 of the club hardened.”
He explained, “It’s not a matter of player appointment,” but
Coincidentally, head coach Lee Young-soo, whom the club appointed as acting manager, also resigned as soon as the GS Caltex game was over.
Kim Yeon-kyung also criticized the club’s decision.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “It is true that there was talk about the appointment of players.
“I don’t understand it any more if Director Shin dismissed former coach Kwon Soon-chan for the reason he disclosed it,” he said. I don’t know, but I personally don’t understand it. If that’s the case, all coaches will be fired,” he said.
It is very unusual for a player to actively comment on what happened between the club and the manager.
To that extent, Heungkuk Life Insurance players such as Kim Yeon-kyung are protesting against the club’s decision.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “Isn’t it different from saying that the company prefers a manager who listens well? As one of the people, it is regrettable,” he continued criticizing.
Heungkuk Life Insurance made an offer to head coach Kim Ki-joong of Sunseon Girls’ High School, who served as the team’s head coach until last season.
However, in this situation, it is difficult for the players to trust the manager appointed by the club.
Kim Yeon-kyung’s bold remark, “I’m surprised that there is such a team,” may be a foreshadowing of a breakup with Heungkuk Life Insurance after the season ends.
In 2012 and 2013, Kim Yeon-kyung had a conflict with Heungkuk Life Insurance, the “V-League Elementary Club,” over remaining in foreign leagues.
Even after returning to Heungkuk Life in the 2020-2021 season and digesting one season, the 2021-2022 season was played in the Chinese league because of the situation within the team. 토토사이트
He returned to Heungkuk Life Insurance and played the role of the team’s leader, but this time he criticized the club’s incomprehensible decision head-on.
Fans are on the side of the players.
Some fans gathered their own money and started a truck protest on the 6th.
Fans who introduced themselves as the ‘Women’s Volleyball Happiness Foundation’ said, “Heungkuk Life Insurance Club and the parent company Taekwang Group exercised their authority, such as ordering players by text message, and fired the manager for unclear reasons during the season.” While watching the process of revealing the hard and hard background, many women’s volleyball fans and Heungkuk Life Insurance fans felt great anger at the behavior of the parent company Taekwang Group. Fans who agreed to this decided to speak out through truck protests.” .
They emphasized, “We sincerely hope that this protest will help improve the uncorrupted management of the Heungkuk Life Team. Rather than winning or losing a game, we hope for the well-being of long-term players and a healthy revival of women’s volleyball.”
“Fans are not disappointed with the players. Rather, they are gaining great strength from the way they do their best in every game even in adverse circumstances,” he said. did.