Choi Kang-hee (64), former coach of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, takes the turbulent baton of Shandong Taishan following a match-fixing scandal.
On the 16th, Shandong announced on its official website that “Shandung has signed a contract with coach Choi Kang-hee.” Details such as the duration of the contract were not disclosed.
Shandong introduced coach Choi Kang-hee as “he served as manager for the Korean national team, Jeonbuk, Dalian Yifang, and Shanghai Shenhwa, and won the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League and K-League several times during his tenure.”
This is the fourth Chinese team coached by Choi Kang-hee. Coach Choi, who started his leadership career at Suwon Samsung in 1995, became the head of Jeonbuk in 2005. He made Jeonbuk, which was far from winning, reborn as a top-notch team. He also took command of the Korean national soccer team at the end of 2011, and he was with Jeonbuk from 2013 to 2018.
He then continued his leadership career in China. Director Choi Kang-hee, who entered the Chinese stage by taking the baton of Tianjin Tianhai in 2018, served as the head coach of China’s prestigious Shanghai Shenhua from 2019 after going through Yifang in Dalian. 토스카지노
Shandong, who is in charge of the new team, is suffering from measles due to the recent match-fixing scandal. Head coach Fabio is leading the team as acting manager as Shandong coach Haowei has been arrested for misconduct and cannot play. The team’s performance is also poor enough to be ranked 9th out of 16 teams in the first division with 1 win, 4 draws and 2 losses (7 points). This is the background of the appointment of director Choi Kang-hee.
Son Jun-ho (31), a key midfielder in Shandong and a member of the national soccer team, is under investigation by the Chinese public security after being detained on charges of bribery. On the 16th, Agent Son Jun-ho said through this magazine, “The allegation itself is a ridiculous charge.”
Son Jun-ho’s agent is scheduled to meet with the player on the 17th. It is expected that the details such as the charges against which he will be investigated will be revealed accurately. However, the player’s side is in the position that there is no possibility of being involved in bribery as he has been living a stable life, such as recently signing a 4-year contract renewal with Shandong.