Plan-philosophy should be included in the appointment of the director of ‘My Life in Paris’… Ahn Ik-soo raised his voice
“The club’s blueprint comes first, and then who is the right leader.”
Before the 11th round of the professional soccer K-League, Lee Byeong-geun, former coach of Suwon Samsung, failed to avoid a hard knife due to poor performance. Former Jeonbuk Hyundai manager Kim Sang-sik, who kept hearing about his resignation from fans, voluntarily resigned leaving a handwritten letter.
Suwon hastily appointed former Gangwon FC coach Kim Byung-soo, and Jeonbuk has coach Kim Doo-hyun, who is completing P-level leadership certification training this year, acting as manager. The clock is running fast as we have 60 days to appoint a new leader.
Coincidentally, both teams changed their coaching positions ahead of the match against FC Seoul. From Seoul’s point of view, it was embarrassing itself. It was obvious that the opponent would fight strongly with the effect of hardening the coach. Still, he responded wisely and did not lose with 1 win and 1 draw.
There is a saying that the manager’s job is the life of Paris, but if the club’s philosophy or plan fits well and the leaders mix and show their ability, it can last for a long time. In the K-League, only those who are evaluated as long-term leaders are Choi Kang-hee, former Jeonbuk Hyundai coach, and Kim Ho, former Suwon Samsung’s first coach.
Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo was also put in an emergency in September 2021, when there was a void due to the resignation of coach Park Jin-seop, in a situation where he fell to the relegation zone. Ahn, who had an image of teaching the players tightly while coaching Busan I-Park and Seongnam Ilhwa in the past, succeeded in staying and put out the urgent fire.
However, while directing Sunmoon University, coach Ahn’s teaching philosophy has changed somewhat. He was a gentle leader, not in an era where he pressured players to get results as in the past. He nurtured future generations and linked them with adult teams to select players and guide them while considering many factors, from box office success and marketing through local ties.
Director Ahn’s view of Jeonbuk and Suwon manager’s resignation was a mixture of frustration and regret. Meeting with Jeonbuk in the 11th round at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 5th, he said, “At the time, many things were at odds with each other in Seoul. The club secretariat was also full of will to overcome the sense of loss,” expressing a sense of solidarity for a rebound.
Last year, Suwon survived by narrowly defeating FC Anyang in the promotion playoffs, but the aftermath continued until this year, and former coach Lee left. On the contrary, Jeonbuk broke up with former manager Kim, who won the K-League in the first year of his appointment in 2021, and led the team to second place in the league and FA Cup championship in the second year, in the beginning. Even though he achieved success as a novice leader, he could not overcome his strong fan heart.
Director Ahn raised his voice, saying that the club should accurately establish the criteria and gaze for looking at and appointing leaders. He said, “A leader is not a god. And you have to look at it for at least 10 years. For example, the club has a (long-term) plan, a system is in place, and it needs to prepare for the environment and culture. In addition, there must be a blueprint to match it. He pointed out that it is necessary to accompany a leader who meets the goals and goals of the club.
It simply means to get out of the illusion that a new leader will suddenly jump on the shipwreck and turn the score around. Director Ahn said, “It is to think about and choose who will be the leader who will achieve (the goal). Within that foundation, the leader must prepare and show room to live up to expectations and develop together. This is the basic plan for the fans. Isn’t it?” he explained.
For the director to take on all the responsibility is a backward move. The consciousness of the fans also progresses year by year. It is the voice that calls out to the director as a shield and not to fall behind. Coach Ahn also said, “For Korean football to develop, the team’s blueprint is far away. Who is the right leader in it, there must be something that can develop together. I think it is necessary to reconsider the issue of sacrificing a leader,” he said, emphasizing the importance of creating a systematic appointment structure.토토사이트
Taking Brandon Rodgers, who was in charge of one of the leading teams in the English Premier League, as an example, “I was told at the time of the manager recruitment interview that there were only 64 plans (including plans for managing his squad). Just like that, I think we need to change. Watching the Premier League raises our eyes. It is to satisfy the needs of the fans who have gone up. It is time to worry a lot,” he said, hoping that the leader would no longer become a consumable part, such as being hardened for a phase change.