FC Seoul was in a messy situation. Coach Ahn Ik-soo, who saved Seoul from a crisis two years ago, is taking responsibility for the recent team’s sluggish performance and is stepping down the baton. The sudden resignation of coach Ahn Ik-soo shocked all FC Seoul team officials, players, and fans.

Seoul drew 2-2 in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 round 27 home game against Daegu FC held at 7:30 pm on the 19th at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. He added 1 point and climbed to 4th place, but has not been able to establish a kite with victory for over a month.

Immediately after the game ended in a draw, the Seoul supporters in the N seat of the stadium booed and chanted, “Ahn Ik-soo get out!” The team came to say hello to Seat N, but their dissatisfaction did not subside. On this day, the Seoul supporters were furious with the team’s recent performance, presenting the slogans ‘Let’s win if you’re desperate’ and ‘There’s no value if you don’t win’.

Coach Ahn Ik-soo, who attended the official press conference after the game, responded to reporters’ questions with a calm expression. Director Ahn Ik-soo answered several questions, and at the end of the press conference, he suddenly picked up the tablet saying he had something to say to the reporters.

Director Ahn Ik-soo, along with the expression of ‘resignation’, said, “When I was appointed two years ago, I said in an interview the reason for accepting the Seoul manager’s offer. I thought that FC Seoul was a team that should have a clear sense of responsibility in Korean football.” said.

Director Ahn Ik-soo, who continued to speak, said, “My mindset is also unchanged now. I think that change is necessary for Seoul to develop further. I did my best after taking office as a promise to you and a promise in my heart, but I was unable to achieve what I had pursued and was in the middle of the road. I will get off. I think my role ends here.”

Finally, “I’m sorry to those who supported me because I couldn’t achieve what I wanted. I will become a guardian from afar and cheer. , Those who take care of the grass at the training ground. I would like to thank everyone. Lastly, I am sorry and grateful to our players who put in their best efforts.”

Director Ahn Ik-soo’s ‘bombing remarks’ made Seoul officials at the scene clearly embarrassed. Officials in Seoul said, “I think I will be able to convey my position after talking with the club.” He added, “Today, it seems difficult to interview the team’s match coverage area (Mixed Zone). We ask for your understanding.”먹튀검증

After the game, the players did not participate in the mixed zone interview, unlike usual, and got on the club bus with their heads bowed. In a gloomy atmosphere, coaches comforted the players, but Kim Joo-sung and Lee Tae-seok showed tears and could not hide their sadness. Foreign players, such as Osmar and Bjorn Johnson, left the stadium with a dark expression on their faces, only lightly saying hello to their families who were waiting for them.

Coach Ahn Ik-soo, who returned to the K-League stage after receiving an offer from Seoul, which was in danger of relegation in 2021, began to create Seoul’s color with sensational tactics after his appointment. He was also evaluated as the right person to lead Seoul’s new heyday by overpowering opponents based on possession soccer. However, they managed to remain in the K-League 1 stage last year by staying in 9th place, and from the middle of this season, their performance declined rapidly, and fans’ dissatisfaction grew day by day.

In the end, director Ahn Ik-soo took all responsibility and made the decision to ‘resign’. With 6 games left until Final A, Seoul is in 4th place in the league. Although there is no win in 5 games, they still have an advantage in the Final A race. However, coach Ahn Ik-soo announced his intention to resign at an unexpected time, and the future of Seoul fell into a maze.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *