Suwon Samsung, struggling at the bottom of the K-League 1, seeks to escape the crisis through the ‘Byungsoo Ball’.

The Suwon Samsung Football Team announced on the 4th that it had appointed coach Kim Byeong-soo as the 8th head coach. The contract period is until the end of December next year.

The club said, “As a condition for the next coach to overcome the crisis of desperation, football philosophy based on his own playing style and communication with the players. We decided on the ability to respond to the game, etc., and decided that coach Kim Byeong-soo was the right person to overcome the crisis we were facing.” In an interview with the club, manager Kim Byeong-soo was evaluated for presenting the most active will and detailed details in analyzing the current team’s problems and presenting solutions.

Coach Kim Byung-soo was in the limelight as a genius midfielder during his playing days. However, he has built a reputation as a leader after retiring due to a chronic injury. While coaching Yeungnam University, he was recognized for his leadership by winning many championships and fostering many top-notch players in the K-League. After taking the leadership of Gangwon FC, he caused a sensation with the so-called ‘Byeongsu Ball’, which dominated the game based on ball possession and passing through superiority in space numbers.

Gangwon, who played aggressive soccer until the second half and focused on scoring with the ‘Byungsoo Ball’, succeeded in advancing to the top split by finishing 6th in 2019. In 2020, it also achieved decent results, ranking 7th. However, coach Kim Byung-soo had to step down from the command tower in November 2021 as the team crashed into the relegation zone.

An official from the club said, “We expect coach Kim Byung-soo to quickly renew the team even in a tight time frame and put Suwon Samsung on the right track.” The change of the coaching staff will be announced in the future after fully accepting the director’s will.ㅋㅋㅋ벳

Manager Kim Byung-soo said, “I had a lot of thoughts after receiving the club’s proposal. It is a big challenge for me.” I will do my best with courage,” he said.

Suwon Samsung has recorded 2 draws and 8 losses since the opening of this season, and remains at the bottom. It is the only one of the 12 K League 1 teams without a win. On the 17th of last month, Suwon Samsung sacked coach Lee Byeong-geun, who suffered a draw (2 draws, 5 losses) in the opening 7 games, and temporarily entrusted the baton to head coach Seong-yong Choi. However, after three more losses, the situation worsened.

Coach Kim Byung-soo will observe the away game in Incheon on the 5th and start training from the 7th. The Suwon Samsung manager’s debut game is scheduled to be a home game against Jeonbuk Hyundai on the 10th.

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