Women’s professional volleyball Heungkuk Life Insurance, which caused controversy over game operation intervention and manager hardship, announced an apology in the name of the owner and promised renewal.
On the 10th, Heungkuk Life Insurance said, “We apologize for worrying fans who have loved volleyball and Heungkuk Life Insurance due to the club’s controversy over game operation intervention, manager resignation and sudden replacement.” “I bow my head and apologize to the players and coaching staff.”
On the 2nd, Heungkuk Life Insurance hardened former manager Kwon Soon-chan for the reason of ‘difference in direction’ in club management. Coach Kwon led the team to second place until the third round. The difference in points with leading Hyundai E&C was not large, so it was possible to challenge for the regular league championship.
Heungkuk Life Insurance’s former head coach Kwon Kyung-jil received strong criticism from fans as well as the media. The controversy was further amplified when former coach Kwon and captain Kim Yeon-kyung revealed that there was external pressure and instructions from the club on the appointment of players and the management of the game. 스포츠토토
The V-League Command Tower’s oldest, Kim Ho-cheol, director of IBK Industrial Bank, and other volleyball players continued their convictions. The opinions of the entire volleyball world came together about Heungkuk Life’s absurd decision.
Heungkuk Life Insurance appointed Kim Ki-joong, who had been on the team as a coaching staff until last season, as the successor coach, and went on a probation.
Heungkuk Life Insurance’s owner Lim Hyung-joon and new general manager Shin Yong-joon eventually promised to prevent recurrence through an official apology and expressed their willingness to operate a transparent team.
In the case of general manager Shin, on the 5th, he avoided an immediate answer to the question of external pressure from the club’s high-ranking officials and interference in game management against former manager Kwon, but even the players openly voiced their voices at the official press conference, eventually raising the white flag.
Heungkuk Life Insurance said, “The recent situation is a result of interest and affection for volleyball being expressed in the wrong direction of intervening in the game operation, and it is clear that this is something that can never be tolerated and should not be repeated.” Keep in mind that we are fans and we will not disappoint you.”
“From now on, we will thoroughly block intervention in game management and fully respect the manager’s inherent authority. We will help redefine the life volleyball team culture.”