Coach Choi Kang-hee counts down his appointment to Shandong for ‘match-fixing wave’… undertake renovation
Former coach Choi Kang-hee of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors is imminently assigned to Shandong Taishan, a professional team in China. Son Jun-ho’s team, Shandong, is a team that has recently been caught up in a match-fixing scandal involving both the manager and the players.
A football official said on the 15th, “Director Choi Kang-hee takes the baton of Shandong Taishan.” Director Choi has already arrived in Jinan City, Shandong Province, and is in the process of taking office. China’s ‘Sina.com’ also observed, “It seems that coach Choi will be appointed to Shandong following Hao Wei.”
Shandong currently has coach Hao Wei vacated for a long time. Officially, the reason was coach Hao Wei’s health problems, but according to sources, he was away due to being investigated for match-fixing charges. Not only coach Hao Wei, but also several players, including Korean-Chinese Jin Jingdao, have been under investigation since last March.
Head coach Fabio, who had served as Jeonbuk Hyundai coach for a long time, was leading the team as an acting manager. The appointment of coach Choi in this position can be interpreted as meaning that coach Hao Wei will not be able to return for the time being.
Coach Choi entered the Chinese stage in 2018 after successfully leading Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and taking over as manager of Tianjin Quanjian. He also led Shanghai Shenhua to win the Chinese FA Cup in 2019. He has been praised for his unique leadership in China.토토사이트
Meanwhile, Son Jun-ho, South Korea’s national team midfielder in Shandong, is currently under investigation by the Chinese police. On the 12th, the player’s side said that he was arrested for leaving the team for a while at the time of the match-fixing-related investigation within the team. There is,” he said, expressing his regret. Later, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea said that Son Jun-ho was detained on bribery charges.
Director Choi’s shoulders are heavy. Powerhouse Shandong, who finished second in the Chinese Super League and won the Chinese FA Cup last year, has been greatly shaken this season and has fallen to 11th in the league. With all key players under investigation, the atmosphere needs to be reversed.
Coach Choi has a relationship with Son Jun-ho, who won the K-League championship in Jeonbuk in 2018. Son Jun-ho has played full-time in all but one game so far this season.