FC Seoul head coach Ahn Ik-soo has resigned. His final match resulted in a draw.
FC Seoul drew 2-2 at home against Daegu FC in the 27th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Nov. 19.
Seoul scored in the eighth minute when Han Seung-kyu’s mid-range shot hit Daegu’s right post and beat goalkeeper Oh Seung-hoon. The goal was recorded as an own goal by goalkeeper Oh Seung-hoon. Daegu tied the game at 1-1 in the 24th minute with a header from Lee Geun-ho. The goal was recognized as a goal after a video assistant referee (VAR) review over a goalkeeper charging foul. Seoul took the lead in the 41st minute when Kim Shin-jin scored on a free kick. However, Daegu equalized with a header from Edgar in the 36th minute of the second half. The match ended 2-2.
With the win, Seoul (48 goals) is tied with Gwangju FC (35) on 39 points. They regained the fourth spot they had lost to Gwangju the day before due to their goal difference. However, they were unable to break their winless streak in their last five matches (three draws and two losses). Daegu (35 points) was also winless in its last six matches (four draws and two losses).
After the game, Ahn announced his sudden resignation. He said, “I was interviewed for the job two years ago. When asked why he accepted the offer to coach FC Seoul, he said, “I always thought FC Seoul was a club that should have a clear sense of responsibility for Korean football, so I was in a situation where I had to make a decision. They were ranked 11th at the time. I once said, ‘If I can put my honor behind me and help FC Seoul a little bit, I’ll do it. My mindset hasn’t changed. I feel that FC Seoul needs to change in order to develop further.”
Ahn continued, “I have done my best since taking over to fulfill my promise to you and my heart’s resolve. I didn’t achieve what I set out to do, and I’m quitting. I think my role is over because my abilities are insufficient. I apologize to everyone who has supported me for not being able to fulfill my goals. However, I still believe that FC Seoul is a team that should lead Korean soccer and spread a healthy message to our society. I will support the team from afar. I would like to thank the owner for trusting us for the past two years, the front office and support staff for their hard work in supporting the team, the supporters for traveling all over the country in rain or shine, and all the people behind the scenes, including the people who maintain the turf at Guri Training Center. Finally, I would like to apologize and thank our players, thank you for your support,” he concluded.
Earlier, in the third “Hyundai Family Derby” of the season, Ulsan Hyundai was the laughing stock. Ulsan won 1-0 at home against Jeonbuk Hyundai at the Ulsan Munsu Stadium on Sept. 19, thanks to a 26th-minute goal from Uhm Won-sang. Leaders Ulsan (60 points) defeated third-place Jeonbuk (41 points) to become the first of 12 K League 1 teams to reach the 60-point plateau this season. The match was attended by 30,756 fans, marking the first time Ulsan has surpassed the 30,000 mark in a home game this season.
At Gangneung Sports Complex, Suwon FC defeated Gangwon FC 2-1. The 10th-ranked Suwon FC (26 points) moved to within four points of 11th-ranked Suwon Samsung (22 points). Gangwon (20 points) failed to escape the bottom of the table. The first goal belonged to Gangwon. The hero was ‘Montenegrin defender’ Kang Tuzi, who exploded for his K League debut with a surprise header. Suwon FC did not back down. Lee Seung-woo equalized in the third minute of the second half and Yoon Beom-garam sealed the victory in stoppage time. 카지노사이트