Professional soccer K League 2 Chungnam Asan FC has ended its seven-year partnership with head coach Park Dong-hyuk.
“We have terminated the contract with coach Park Dong-hyuk by mutual agreement,” the club said on Nov. 21. “Coach Park and the team discussed their future, and after much deliberation, we decided to end our partnership.”
Park, who joined Asan Mugunghwa, the predecessor of Chungnam Asan, as head coach in 2017, was officially appointed as head coach in 2018 and took his first steps as a professional team manager.
In his first year in charge, he led the team to the K League 2 title and won the coach’s award, signaling the birth of the next generation of coaches.
When the new professional team, Chungnam Asan, was established in 2020 as a civic club in Asan, Park took over as the first head coach.
Under Park, Chungnam Asan finished 8th in the 2021 season and 6th in the 2022 season, making them a playoff contender in their third year of existence.
This season, however, the team has dropped to 10th place with 12 wins, six draws, and 18 losses.
Park said in a statement through the club, “I feel bad for the sudden news. I’m sorry and grateful to the fans for their love and support,” Park said in a statement.
“I don’t think I was able to properly say goodbye to the players who trusted and followed the coach until the end,” he added, “I will continue to wish for the development of Chungnam Asan.”
Chungnam Asan said, “We will look for a successor coach that fits the team’s situation as soon as possible, and we will endeavor to prepare for the 2024 season.” 슬롯게이밍