Heungkuk Life Insurance is drifting due to the ‘direction’ outside the common sense of the high-ranking people.
Heungkuk Life Insurance will play the 4th round of the ‘2022-2023 Dodram V League’ with Hyundai Engineering & Construction at Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium at 7:00 pm on the 11th. Heungkuk Life Insurance is in second place with 47 points (16 wins, 4 losses), and Hyundai E&C is in first place with 51 points (18 wins, 2 losses).
It’s a great match between 1st and 2nd place, but the issue is on the other side. On the 2nd, Heungkuk Life Insurance officially announced the dismissal of coach Kwon Soon-chan, who was newly appointed this season. Shin Yong-jun, the new general manager, explained the reason for the resignation, saying, “Coach Soon-chan Kwon and general manager Kim Yeo-il had a conflict over the management of the game,” but it was not true. High-ranking officials of Taekwang Group, the parent company of Heungkuk Life Insurance, intervened in the selection of players, and when coach Kwon refused to do so, the position was robbed. 스포츠토토
The team also claimed that there was an intervention. After the GS Caltex match on the 5th, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “It is all true. There was also a game where we gave up the victory at the request of the upper ranks while playing the game.” Kim Hae-ran also said, “All the players felt it. Got hurt. I am also the same,” he said sadly.
The controversy is not over. Heungkuk Life Insurance announced on the 6th that it had appointed director Kim Ki-joong as the successor to manager Kwon Soon-chan. However, as the seriousness of the situation continued, director Kim Ki-joong declined the directorship. Heungkuk Life Insurance announced on the 10th that the acting manager Kim Dae-kyung will be maintained for the time being, respecting the will of manager Kim Ki-joong.
At the same time, an apology was issued. Heungkuk Life Insurance said, “As a result of interest and affection for volleyball being expressed in the wrong direction of intervention in game management, it is clear that this can never be tolerated and should not be repeated. In the future, we promise that we will keep in mind that the owner of Pink Spiders is not a company called Heungkuk Life Insurance, but the players who play the game and the fans who care for them, and run the club so as not to disappoint the fans.”
In the end, there was no coach who met the direction that the so-called ‘upper water’ wanted, and Heungkuk Life Insurance, which was cruising, met a storm. Now, it is necessary to find a director in a completely blank state, and an official from Heungkuk Life Insurance said, “It is a situation where the appointment process must be restarted.”
But even this is not easy. Even if you want to become a professional volleyball coach, in the current situation, joining Heungkuk Life Insurance is a very risky choice. Everyone and nobody wants the ‘poisoned chalice’. You must realize how dangerous the cost of choosing the wrong direction is.