Gangwon coach Choi Yong-soo, who has the most victories in active play, a man who has become softer as the years pass [Field Report]
Gangwon FC coach Choi Yong-soo (50) played his 301st game as a K-League coach. It was a home game in the second round of the 2023 season K League 1 (Part 1) against Ulsan Hyundai held at Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon on the 5th.
Coach Choi, who took the helm of a professional team for the first time in 2011 as an acting manager for FC Seoul, played his 300th game as a leader through the season opener (round 1) against Daejeon Hana Citizen held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 26th of last month. It was the 17th manager in the K-League.
It is a special record in many ways. Coach Choi has built his professional commanding career only in the K-League 1. Starting with his acting manager, he played 198 matches in Seoul until 2016 and accumulated 102 wins (51 draws and 45 losses). He returned to the K-League in 2018 via Jiangsu Suning (China) and again commanded 59 matches in Seoul and won 20 They recorded 15 draws and 24 losses.
The Gangwon baton was held in November 2021. It was at the point of being on the verge of relegation to the K-League 2 (2nd division). Director Choi, who was appointed as a firefighter, completed his mission. Gangwon, who barely survived, tasted the joy of advancing to Split A (1st to 6th) last season. Even if he failed to qualify for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, which was his goal, he was impressive enough.메이저사이트
The match against Ulsan on this day was the 44th match for the Gangwon command tower. It wasn’t easy. He met the defending champion and showed a good performance, but lost 0-1 due to poor finishing. Still, coach Choi, who commanded the game while standing up for the entire 90 minutes, did not show regret.
Director Choi has completely erased the ‘strong image’ of the past. As the years have passed, there has been plenty of room. He doesn’t waver under any circumstances. The second consecutive scoreless loss after the season opened was a very painful result for the veteran coach, who boasts the highest win rate (more than 50%) in the active command tower, but comforted the players who did not give up by reading and applauding. “It’s okay, it can be fine.” This is the record of Director Choi, who knows how to make positive elements in pain and promise a bright tomorrow in a sad today.