Daejeon, bottom ranked professional soccer team in K-League 1, parted ways with coach Lee Min-seong

Daejeon: “Coach Lee, feeling responsible for poor performance, resigns voluntarily.”

Lee Min-seong, director of Daejeon Hana Citizen

Daejeon Hana Citizen’s coach Lee Min-seong, who was struggling at the bottom of professional soccer K-League 1, finally resigned from the baton.

Daejeon Hana Citizen announced on the 21st, “Coach Lee Min-seong voluntarily resigned. He felt great responsibility for the recent poor performance and failure to live up to the expectations of fans, and conveyed his intention to resign to the club.”

Daejeon, which moved up to K-League 1 last season, finished its first season of promotion in 8th place, but has been suffering from the fear of relegation from the beginning of this year.

Daejeon, led by coach Lee, fell to the bottom, accumulating only 11 points with 2 wins, 5 draws, and 6 losses in 13 games this season.

Daejeon, which first fell to last place at the end of March, only rose to 9th place once and stayed in 10th to 12th place for the rest of the year.

Daegu FC, who were also in the bottom tier, achieved two wins in a row, and even Jeonbuk Hyundai defeated Gwangju FC 3-0 in the 13th round, and now the dishonor of last place has returned to Daejeon again.

A rebound is urgent, but recent performance has not been good.

After beating FC Seoul 3-1 on the 27th of last month, they have not been able to sound a victory once with 2 draws and 2 losses in 4 games.

Injuries to key players hindered Seongho Lee’s Daejeon.

Midfielder Lee Soon-min, an ambitious recruit, missed eight games, including being unable to play for four months due to an injury.

Striker Gutek, who was expected to replace last season’s top scorer Thiago, who left for Jeonbuk, also suffered an ankle injury against Incheon in the fourth round and has not played a single game since.

As Daejeon’s ability to remain in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL), which was the goal under this manager’s system, was in jeopardy, Daejeon eventually decided to make a change to the head coach.

Coach Lee said through the club, “I am grateful and sorry to everyone who has believed in and supported me. I have many good memories and received so much love from the team called Daejeon,” and added, “To the fans who always supported me passionately, the players, staff, and front office who did their best. “I would like to once again express my gratitude to everyone who has contributed behind the scenes,” he said.

The Daejeon club said, “We will make every effort to appoint a successor for reorganization. Head coach Jeong Gwang-seok plans to run the team as acting manager for the time being.” 스포츠토토

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