Ahn Ik-soo resigns after saving relegation threat…club says “team stabilization comes first”
When head coach Ahn Ik-soo, who led the professional football K League 1 FC Seoul, announced his resignation, both the club and the players were in shock. Shortly after his appointment, the team rushed to rectify the sudden resignation of the command tower who saved the team from relegation.
An FC Seoul official said in a phone바카라사이트call with this magazine on the 20th, “The team’s stabilization is the priority. We plan to announce our position sooner or later.” A week later, the K-League 1 round 28 match against Ulsan Hyundai is scheduled, so a decision must be made before then.
Coach Ahn read aloud the ‘excuse of resignation’ at a press conference after a 2-2 draw with Daegu FC at the Seoul World Cup Stadium the day before. Director Ahn, who was responding to the interview as usual, suddenly said that he had something to say to the reporters, and he took out his tablet PC and read the resignation letter he had prepared. Director Ahn said, “I think that change is necessary for Seoul to develop further. I think my role has ended here,” he said. I will become a guardian from afar and cheer you on. I am sorry and grateful to the players who put in their best efforts.”
As Seoul has been in a slump with 2 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in the last 12 games, pressure on grades is pointed out as the background for the resignation. More than anything, fans were dissatisfied with the prolonged slump. On this day, too, when the game ended in a draw, it is said that the crowd shouted “Ahn Ik-soo is out” and booed. Under manager Ahn’s system, Seoul ranked ninth last season as well, so this sluggishness added to the disappointment.
Coach Ahn, who was driven into a corner by the fans’ complaints this season, was once a commanding tower who saved a team in danger of relegation and earned a lot of trust. Immediately after taking office in 2021, coach Ahn saved Seoul, which was in danger of relegation for the first time in history, by placing it in 7th place in Final B.
The immediate prospects are not very bright. It is a daunting task, starting with picking up the shocking players and playing the rest of the games. Currently, Seoul is in the top 4th place (39 points, 48 points), but it is pushed out of the competition for second place, which it participated in at the beginning. With 6 games left until Final A, Gwangju FC (39 points, 35 points) in 5th place and Incheon United (37 points) in 6th place are also chasing closely, so it is not easy.