‘Tomorrow is the first year of my appointment’… Suwon Samsung, Manager Lee Byeong-geun resigned

Suwon Samsung coach Lee Byung-geun was fired for poor performance.

An official from Suwon said in a phone call with Xports News on the 17th, “It was confirmed that the club informed coach Lee Byeong-geun of the hardship today (17th) afternoon.” 

On April 18 last year, coach Lee, who succeeded Park Geon-ha as the 7th coach of Suwon, faced the ordeal of being dismissed from his position just one year after taking office.

Director Lee made his professional debut in Suwon in 1996 and has been active for 10 years, winning three K-League championships and one FA Cup championship, establishing himself as a legendary player in Suwon.

After finishing his career in 2009, he worked as a scout for Gyeongnam FC (2012) and as a coach in Suwon from 2013 to the summer of 2018.

He also served as interim manager from August to October 2018, when manager Seo Jeong-won, whom he was aiding, temporarily stepped down. 토토사이트

At that time, in the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Champions League quarterfinal match against Jeonbuk Hyundai, they won after a bloody penalty shootout, leading them to advance to the semifinals. 

Afterwards, he moved to Daegu coach in 2019, became a temporary coach in 2020, and took over as a full-time coach in the 2021 season and took charge of one season. 

Coach Lee, who took a break last year and took over as Suwon coach, recorded 14 wins, 10 draws and 18 losses in 42 official matches in Suwon.

In the 2022 season, the first season in charge of Lee, Suwon was humiliated by falling to the first promotion playoff (PO) after finishing in 10th place in the league.

In the promotion PO against FC Anyang, Oh Hyun-kyu succeeded in remaining with a theatrical goal in extra time in the second half of the second game, but the new season also showed the worst start this year. 

As of the 2023 season, which has played 7 games, Suwon is at the bottom with 2 draws and 5 losses without a win.

In particular, in the home game against Jeju in the 7th round, Suwon suffered a 2-3 come-from-behind loss and again failed to win their first win of the season, and this match became the decisive blow for Lee’s move. Coach Lee also said after the loss in Jeju, “I’m sorry that I couldn’t repay the fans who came and supported me because the results were not good for 7 games. I’m doing my best to get out of this, but it’s not going as well as I thought. However, I think we should take responsibility for the results we talked about before.”

In the end, on the 17th, two days after the match against Jeju, it was concluded that the club fired Lee.

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