IBK fires former manager Nam-won Seo and replaces coach who left without permission as acting supervisor
Women’s coaches express their protest by ‘refusing to shake hands’
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Hanam-jik Im Soon-hyeon, Kim Kyung-yun = Korean professional volleyball V-League women’s coaches announced that they would not shake hands with Kim Sa-ni (40), acting coach of IBK Industrial Bank.
It means that the IBK club that shook the V-League order and acting coach Kim Sani will not be recognized as ‘partners’.
Cha Seong-hyeon (47), manager of GS Caltex, has already refused to shake hands with Sani Kim before and after the match against IBK held at Hwaseong Gymnasium on the 27th.
The commanders of the other five teams also said in a phone call with Yonhap News on the 30th, “I will not shake hands with acting manager Sani Kim until the IBK situation is resolved.”
The V-League women’s coaches never discussed ‘refusing to shake hands’. However, all six members harbored the thought that they would not shake hands with acting coach Sani Kim.
The coaches saw this as “an act that broke the order of the V-League” and decided to refuse to shake hands with IBK as a sign of fair play.
IBK’s main setter Jo Song-hwa left the team twice in protest against former coach Seo Nam-won’s training method and game management. When Songhwa Cho left the team for the second time, coach Sani Kim also left the team.
Coach Sani Kim returned on the 19th with the persuasion of the club.
IBK’s actions since then were incomprehensible.
On the 21st, former manager Seo Nam-won was fired, and coach Kim Sani, who had left without permission, was promoted to acting coach.
Acting coach Kim Sani claimed that before the match against Heungkuk Life Insurance on the 23rd, when he first conducted the game, “I heard insulting words and abusive language from former manager Seo Nam-won.”
When former manager Seo Nam-won retorted, “Please tell me what kind of language is abusive language and insults,” acting coach Sani Kim said, “I won’t talk about it any more.”
Seeing IBK and acting coach Sani Kim repeatedly shaking hands, the V-League women’s coaches decided to protest by ‘refusing to shake hands’.
On December 2nd, director Kim Jong-min (47) of the Korea Expressway Corporation, who will face IBK, said firmly, “I will not shake hands.”
Coach Kim Jong-min said, “Manager Cha Sang-hyun started refusing to shake hands, but if we had dealt with IBK before the match, I would have refused to shake hands first. I want to be loved in a normal way,” he said.
Kim Hyung-sil (69), the head coach of Pepper Savings Bank, who is the chief executive officer, also said, “I’m playing against IBK on December 5th, and I hope this situation will be resolved before that.” We will act with them,” he said.
Other commanders think the same.
Director Lee Young-taek (44) of KGC Ginseng Corporation, where the IBK match was held on December 9, said, “Everyone will know what coach Cha thought of refusing to shake hands. I also try not to shake hands.” A lot of this happened. I hope everything is well organized for women’s volleyball.”
Heungkuk Life Insurance will meet with IBK on December 18th and Hyundai E&C will meet with IBK on December 26th.
Although IBK is in the process of appointing a new supervisor, it is not yet known how long Kim Sani’s acting supervisory system will last.
Even after mid-December, if IBK fails to normalize, the scene of the opposing team manager refusing to shake hands is expected to follow.
Park Mi-hee (58), director of Heungkuk Life Insurance, suggested refusing to shake hands, saying, “It’s sad to see articles related to (IBK).” “I also respect the opinions of various directors.”
Hyung-Sung Kang, 51, manager of Hyundai E&C, also said, “The process of resolving the situation at IBK is not normal. As a volleyball player, I hope that this matter will be resolved quickly. .