Gyeongnam FC appoints Park Dong-hyuk to replace Seol Ki-hyun

After four years with head coach Seol Ki-hyun, Gyeongnam FC has named Park Dong-hyuk as its new head coach.

Gyeongnam searched for several coaches for a new change in the team. Based on his football philosophy, similarity to the club’s colors, and his performance and experience as a player and manager, the club announced that Park Dong-hyuk will serve as its ninth head coach from 2024 to 2025.토토사이트

Park began his professional career in 2002 at Jeonbuk Hyundai, and moved to Ulsan Hyundai in 2006, where he established himself as a key player for the team and was named the 2008 K League Best 11 Defender. Since 2009, he has experienced Asian soccer, playing for Gamba Osaka (Japan), Kashiwa Reysol (Japan), and Dalian Seeder (China) before returning to Ulsan Hyundai for two years to finish his career.

Park made his debut as the youngest coach in the K League with Asan Mugunghwa FC in 2018, winning both the K League 2 title and the Coach of the Year award, and later served as the head coach of Chungnam Asan FC for four seasons. He received an internal evaluation that he was in line with the club’s direction of “Two-Hon Gyeongnam,” which emphasizes players’ positivity and activity and values quick counterattacks and an aggressive team.

In addition, despite his young age (he was born in 1979), Park’s experience as a professional coach with more than 200 games under his belt was highly regarded, and after deliberating over various candidates, Park was selected as the right man for the job.

Ji Hyun-chul, CEO of Gyeongnam FC, said, “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Park to the Gyeongnam FC family. I hope he will do his best to help us win promotion to the first division next year in the 2024 season. In addition, I would like to ask the coach to pay attention to various aspects such as youth and social contribution activities, not only the players, so that we can develop to the next level.”

Meanwhile, having finalized the selection of the head coach, Gyeongnam plans to finalize the appointment of the coaching staff and the composition of the squad as soon as possible to begin training for next year.

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