Seong Han-soo, the new head of ‘Real Gimcheon’ “Pep Tae-wan’s successor? It’s not a burden at all”
Director Kim Cheon, where Korea’s top soccer players gather for military service. The nickname is ‘Real Kimcheon’ borrowed from the prestigious Spanish soccer team ‘Real Madrid’.
Kimcheon, who boasts a colorful player composition, will be with a new command tower from 2023. Coach Seong Han-soo (47), who took the helm of Gimcheon ahead of the new season, was full of confidence.
Sports Korea talked about the plan for this season with coach Seong Han-soo in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, the first winter field training ground for Kim Cheon’s 2023 season.
Coach Seong Han-soo started as a pro with high expectations as the second overall pick in the 1999 K-League Draft, and went through Daejeon, Citizen, and Jeonnam Dragons, but he did not perform as well as he expected when he was a promising player. Afterwards, he worked as a coach at Hanmin University and Honam University, then coached Honam University, and contributed to Gimcheon as the head coach from 2021.
Coach Tae-Wan Kim, who led Gimcheon Sangmu until last season, started as Gwangju Sangmu coach in 2003, went on to Sangju Sangmu coach, and became official manager in 2017, and led Sangmu soccer team until last year. He had been in business for 20 years as a leader. 안전놀이터
Since the former leader has been with the team for a long time, Seong, who has just started his career as a professional team coach, can be burdened with taking the helm of Kim Cheon.
However, Director Sung was full of confidence rather than burden. He said, “I think we should show Sung Han-soo’s color while keeping what he inherited from coach Kim Tae-wan. The coach also told me to ‘play the football you want to play comfortably’.”
Due to the nature of Kim Cheon’s Sangmu team, sergeant players are discharged and new players are enlisted. Due to the wide range of changes in the squad, it is inevitable that the manager will have difficulties in applying and adapting his tactical colors to the team.
Regarding this, coach Seong said, “Lee Young-jae, Kim Ji-hyun, Kwon Chang-hoon, and Kang Yun-seong will be discharged in June. It is also true that Kim Cheon’s performance was not good during the players’ discharge period. The coach will step up and encourage the players and fill the gap as much as possible. New players We are preparing to show 100% performance by then.”