K-League 1 Suwon Samsung officially announced the resignation of coach Lee Byeong-geun, taking responsibility for poor performance. Suwon Samsung has recorded 2 draws and 5 losses in 7 matches so far under former manager Lee.
On the 18th, Suwon Samsung officially announced, “We have decided to sack coach Lee Byeong-geun by taking responsibility for poor performance.”
In addition, “We will focus on putting the team on the right track by putting overcoming the crisis as the top priority, and the club also feels an infinite sense of responsibility for the manager’s resignation.” We will establish a renewal plan that will allow us to escape and seek bone-breaking changes.” 안전놀이터
Suwon Samsung has been in a swamp of losing streak since the 2023 opening game. From the opening game, they lost 0-1 against Gwangju FC, followed by a 1-1 draw against Jeonbuk Hyundai, and a 1-2 defeat against Suwon FC, the ‘Suwon Derby’.
Since then, they lost 1-3 to Daejeon Hana Citizen, drew 1-1 with Gangwon FC, lost 1-2 to Ulsan Hyundai, and lost 2-3 to Jeju United. They barely won their first win of the season by beating Ansan Greeners 3-1 in the FA Cup, but they are making heavy strides in the regular league. Currently, they are in 12th place with 2 points.
Accordingly, it is known that Suwon Samsung notified Lee of the resignation on the 17th ahead of the match against FC Seoul on the 22nd.
Choi Seong-yong, head coach, will take over the vacant command tower position as acting manager.
Meanwhile, former coach Lee Byeong-geun, who joined Suwon in 1996, moved to Daegu in 2006 and retired in 2007.
Former coach Lee started as a coach in Suwon in 2013, went through head coach and acting manager, then moved to Daegu in 2019 and served as head coach, acting manager and manager again. In Daegu, he also raised the team to third place in the K-League 1 in 2021. Afterwards, he returned to Suwon Samsung and took the helm as the official command tower on April 18 last year, but resigned after a year.