Tottenham is on the hunt for a teenage ‘wonderkid’

Tottenham is on the hunt for a teenage ‘wonderkid’.

Tottenham are interested in signing teenage wonderkid Michael Kayode (Fiorentina) for £33.8 million, according to British media outlet The Boot.

The 2004-born defender is a highly sought-after defensive talent around the world. Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Man City, FC Barcelona, and others are reportedly interested. He made 26 appearances in the Italian Serie A in the 2023-2024 season.

Tottenham are also in the race to sign Kayode. Spurs, 안전놀이터 추천 led by manager Enze Postecoglou, finished fifth in the English Premier League (EPL) in 2023-2024 with 20 wins, 6 draws, and 12 losses (66 points). They punched their ticket to European competition next season.

The club is now looking to strengthen its squad to reach even higher heights.

‘Spurs need the full support of chairman Daniel Levy if they want to go to the next level,’ says The Bootroom. Spurs have made contact to sign the talented defender. Kayode has been described as a wonderkid. He had a productive season in Serie A last season, leading the team. His current transfer fee is reportedly £33.8 million. That’s not cheap. However, Tottenham are the favorites to sign Kayode. Fiorentina said, ‘We expect a bid to come in soon’.

There are question marks. ‘Tottenham should prioritize the signing of a striker,’ says Dubutrum. They should focus on securing a replacement for Harry Kane (Bayern Munich). There’s a possibility that the Frenchman could leave. The club should sign a striker who can take the team to the next level. At the moment, they are relying too much on Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min scored 17 goals and provided 10 assists in 35 league games last season. 카지노사이트 추천 He also played as a frontline striker depending on the team’s situation.

This is a ‘sweet red bean bread’.

This is a ‘sweet red bean bread’.

“Kylian Mbappe (26) will not participate in Real Madrid’s U.S. tour,” the British ‘Tribuna’ reported on the 24th (Korea time).

Real Madrid announced through official channels on the 4th that “Kylian Mbappe has agreed to sign a contract with Real Madrid. Kylian Mbappe will be a Real Madrid player for the next five years,” the club announced on its official website.

“We strengthen our offense with the signing of Mbappe, a six-time top scorer at PSG last season, where he set a new single-season record for goals (44),” Real added.

Mbappe is a breakout star for the French national team. 스포츠토토 He can play as a wing-forward or up front, and has all the necessary attributes to do so, including great pace, quickness, and a powerful shot.

With Mbappe, Real Madrid is preparing for an extravagant signing ceremony.

Real Madrid is known for its ‘signing ceremonies’. When Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real from Manchester United in July 2009, more than 80,000 fans packed the Santiago Bernabeu stadium for his inauguration, while the arrivals of Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard were also celebrated in front of record crowds.

After a history of big-name signings, it seems that Real have really gone for it this time. “According to multiple sources in Spain, Real Madrid is planning a history-making induction ceremony at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu,” the media outlet reported earlier.

“The club is expected to announce Mbappe’s arrival with a brief official announcement on its website, social media and other official channels. His induction ceremony is expected to take place only after France has completed its UEFA Euro 2024 schedule,” the report added.

The problem is a broken nose. Mbappe, who entered the tournament as France’s first-choice striker, suffered a fractured nose in the first leg against Austria. He then missed the second game against the Netherlands.

Mbappe is not completely out of the Euro picture.

Like Son Heung-min at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, he will play with a face mask. In fact, he’s reportedly been training with one as well.

He”ll be fine for Europe, but will miss the tour of the United States. The injury to his nose was literally painful. “Thanks to the protective mask, he will be able to play, but he will need medical attention,” Tribuna reported.

On the same day, Spain’s As reported that “Mbappe is scheduled to undergo nose surgery in mid-July, with recovery usually taking two to three weeks. As a result, 토토사이트 순위 he will not be able to participate in the US tour. He is expected to return in time for the UEFA Super Cup before the start of the season.”

The Hungarian national team scored a stoppage-time winner

“Dominic Soboszlai (24, Liverpool) showed real leadership,” said the British publication Tribuna on Thursday.

He may be the youngest captain, but he’s certainly earned the title.

The Hungarian national team scored a stoppage-time winner to secure a 1-0 victory over Scotland in their final Euro2024 Group A match at the Stuttgart Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, at 4 a.m. on Thursday.

Hungary, who finished third in the group behind fellow group members Germany (2 wins, 1 draw, 7 points) and Switzerland (1 win, 2 draws, 5 points), will now depend on the results of the other group matches to determine their place in the round of 16. The first and second place finishers in each group, as well as the best four of the six third-placed nations, will also qualify.

Scotland failed to make it out of the group stage, 안전놀이터 finishing in last place (D1, L2, P1) without a single point in the tournament.

Hungary lined up in a 3-4-2-1 formation on the day.

Varanavas Varga was up front, with Dominic Soboslai-Roland Salai in the attacking second line. Milos Kerkez-Undrash Schaefer-Callum Stiles-Bendeguz-Bowler filled out the midfield. Marton Dardewey-Bili Orban-Endre Boatker formed the back four, with Peter Gulacci starting in goal.

The first half was dominated by Hungary, but goals were hard to come by. Despite five shots on goal, none were on target. Scotland didn’t have a single shot on target. In the 41st minute, Orbán had a header off a free kick that hit the post.

Hungary continued to attack in the second half.

In the 23rd minute of the second half, there was a mishap on a free kick opportunity. Frontline striker Varga collided with opposing goalkeeper Gunn and was knocked unconscious. The situation was urgent.

The medical team’s slow movement was frustrating. Varga, lying on the ground, was given first aid by team captain Soboszlai before being loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospital. In the 29th minute of the second half, Hungary substituted Ulsan HD forward Martin Adam for Varga.

Hungary managed to pull a goal back.

On a counterattack just before the end of the game, “substitute” Kevin Choszos got his foot on a cross from the right and fired the ball home. The game ended the same way. A 1-0 win for Hungary.

Tribuna said: “There was a terrible moment in the Hungary-Scotland game. Varga collapsed unconscious. Varga’s teammates called for help from the medical staff and the captain, Soboszlai, took the stretcher himself and helped the medics get to his teammate.”

After the game, the Hungarian Football Association announced that Varga was stabilized. However, the broken bone will require surgery and he is expected to miss the rest of the Euros.

Meanwhile, Soboszlai, born in 2000, is the youngest captain in Euro history at 23 years old. Ahead of the tournament, Sly said: “We have nothing to lose. 슬롯사이트 순위 But we can achieve great things in Germany,” he said, adding that despite being the underdogs, he was confident they could pull off a miracle.

“A few days ago I found out that I am the youngest captain in the history of this tournament. I want to thank coach Marco Rossi for believing in me and giving me the opportunity,” he said, adding: “It’s a great honor for me. It’s a great honor for me.”

The Hungarian players, rallying around Soboszlyi, raised Varga’s jersey after the match and wished him a speedy recovery.

The reigning champions are looking to strengthen their squad

After winning the English Premier League (EPL) title for the last four seasons in a row, the reigning champions are looking to strengthen their squad in the summer transfer window. They’re spending a whopping £100 million to bring in a quality midfielder. Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, who is entering the final season of his contract, is one of Pep Guardiola’s top targets.

‘Man City are ready to make a move for the £100 million midfielder, who has been earmarked by Guardiola,’ according to British publication Cut Offside on April 24 (KST).

City are arguably the ‘best team of the moment’. They have won the EPL title in four consecutive seasons, starting with the 2020-2021 campaign. 카지노사이트 In the 2022-2023 season, they won the triple (EPL, FA Cup, and Champions League). The likes of Liverpool and Arsenal have tried to stop City from winning the title, but have always fallen short. The competition has been fierce, but City has always come out on top.

That’s why City is looking to “upgrade” this summer in the transfer market.

If all goes according to plan, they will be unstoppable in the EPL. They’re not just the best in the EPL, they’re the best in the universe. They already have one of the best midfielders in the world in Kevin De Bruyne, and with the addition of Guimaraes, they’ll have a formidable midfield.

The outlet cited a report from GiveMeSports that said: ‘Man City are preparing to sign Guimarães. It is expected to further strengthen the squad. Guimarães, a Brazilian specialist midfielder, signed a new five-year contract with Newcastle last year. His contract runs until 2028 and was thought to be off-limits.

However, Guimarães had a £100 million buyout clause. It was to be activated in June. City wanted to activate this clause and integrate him into the squad immediately. More importantly, Guardiola wants him badly.

If City make a move, Newcastle will have a hard time stopping it. Newcastle are aware of this. Of course, Guimarães wants to stay at Newcastle. However, if City meet his release clause of £100 million, he’ll have no choice but to move on. Also, 실시간 바카라사이트 the prospect of playing for a team that competes for the EPL title every season and plays in the Champions League could be enough to change his mind. It will be interesting to see if City can complete their dream midfield pairing of ‘The Browner-Guimarães’.

Bruno Fernandes is facing problems with teammate

Bruno Fernandes (29, Man United) is allegedly not getting along with the Portuguese attacking lineup.

“Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is facing problems with teammate Cristiano Ronaldo at the Euros,” reported ‘Strictly News’ on July 23 (KST).

The Portuguese national team defeated the Turkiye 3-0 in their UEFA Euro 2024 Group F second leg at BVB Stadion Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany, at 1:00 a.m. on June 23.

Portugal lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Cristiano Ronaldo lined up up front, with Japhael Leroy-Bruno Fernandes-Bernardo Silva in the attacking second line. 바카라사이트 João Palinha-Vitinha filled out the midfield, while Nuno Mendes-Pepe-Hubeng Dias-Juan Cancellu formed the back four. Diogo Costa was in goal.

Portugal’s first goal came in the 22nd minute, when a low, quick cross from the left flank was not cleared by the defense and fell to Silva in the box, who found the back of the net with a precise left-footed shot.

Luck was on Portugal’s side.

In the 28th minute, Thurquié seemed to have escaped the danger after a crucial mistake by Portugal. Center back Samet Akaydin collected the ball and played it to goalkeeper Bayindre. However, Bayindre was far away from the goal and Akaydin’s attempted pass to the goalkeeper went straight into the net.

Ten minutes into the second half, Portugal scored their third goal, effectively sealing the victory. A one-timed ball in from behind was collected by Ronaldo, who broke the offside trap, and played a pass to Bruno Fernandes, who rushed in from the other side and made no mistake.

The game ended 3-0 in favor of Portugal.

Ronaldo played the full time and had 30 touches of the ball. He also added one assist, three chances created, eight touches in the opponent’s box, and two successful dribbles, proving that he is still a force to be reckoned with up front.

At 39 years old, 바카라사이트 추천 Ronaldo also seems to have lost some of the ‘greed’ he has been known for, as he neatly added an assist in the closing stages of the game, passing to Bruno who was in a better position to shoot when he had plenty of options.

“Ronaldo’s seventh assist of the tournament made him the most prolific Euro player of all time,” said The Athletic. Instead of shooting, he opted for a perfect pass.”

Ronaldo’s assist, Portugal’s big win, and Bruno’s goal.

Reports began to surface that something was wrong with the seemingly perfect Portuguese team.

According to Strait News, it was Portuguese daily newspaper Observador that first reported the news. “Bruno and Ronaldo are facing one problem at the tournament: the attacking midfielder is having problems with Ronaldo’s lack of pace,” the publication said.

Portugal coach Roberto Martinez has been playing Ronaldo up front and Bruno as an attacking midfielder in the tournament, with Bruno’s role being to play passes up front. But at 39 years old, Ronaldo’s feet have slowed down and this is causing problems.

“This problem, which often occurred when they were playing together at Manchester United, is now happening in the national team,” the outlet said. “Bernardo Silva is not as explosive and Ronaldo no longer has the pace he once had. Raphael Varane likes to drive the ball forward himself,” he said.

“All of this creates problems for Bruno. He likes to rush forward quickly,” 파워볼실시간 explaining that Bruno and the Portuguese offense are not a good match.

“Nevertheless, Ronaldo provided Bruno with an assist and Portugal took the two games without any problems. They will advance to the next round.”

The Spanish team is facing a “dilemma of epic proportions”

The Spanish national team is facing a “dilemma of epic proportions,” and some say it doesn’t matter.

“Spanish national team could be breaking strict German laws in their match against Albania, which could lead to unprecedentedly large penalties,” the UK’s Sports Bible reported on Thursday.

The Spanish national team will be looking to win the European Football Association (UEFA) Euro 2024. They thrashed powerhouse Croatia 3-0 in the first round of group play, and followed that up with a 1-0 win over defending champions Italy in the second round on June 21.

All that remains is a third-round match against Albania. 토토사이트 There were reports that there could be trouble in this match. One of the issues was the age of Ramin Yamal.

Yamal is a young player, born in 2007, who plays as a flanker for FC Barcelona. With solid fundamentals and mature individual skills, he torments opposing defenses with his fluid dribbling down the flanks. He also has a powerful shot and plays a big role in the team for his age.

According to reports,

Germany has a law that prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from working after 8 p.m., regardless of nationality. The law is meant to protect young workers, and soccer players are no exception.

“There is an exception that allows athletes to play until 11 p.m., but that exception must include time to shower and complete media obligations,” the media outlet reported, citing Germany’s Bild. If Yamal started and played the full time against Albania, showered, and gave an interview, it would be past 11 p.m. local time, which would be illegal.

As Sports Bible notes, “Yamal started both Euro games. In both games, he was subbed off early. Spain’s qualifying game goes to overtime and Yamal is playing in the wings, 안전놀이터 he’s in a difficult position to comply with the law. If that happens, he could be sanctioned.”

“If the German authorities take action, Spain would have to pay a fine of 30,000 euros ($44.7 million),” it added.

“However, some believe that this is just a ‘threat’ and is unlikely to be carried out. It would be surprising if the German authorities took action against the Spanish national team, as it is not as if Yamal is being victimized without receiving proper welfare.”

Meanwhile, Yamal is reportedly working on his schoolwork during his stay in Germany.

“I don’t know how many hours I study, I have a lot of free time, so I don’t have a set time, like ‘at least two hours today!'” he said.

“If I don’t have anything to do in my room, I’ll do some homework on my tablet, and if Fermin calls me to play games, I’ll go downstairs with them,” he said.

“Do I take tests? No. I just look at the material I get on the tablet, print it out and do the problems. They’ll probably send me my transcript online. I don’t know how far I’ll go in the Euros, but I hope I go far. I don’t want to go back and take classes again.”

“If we make it to the finals, 사설 토토사이트 I’m going to go straight on vacation without going back to school,” adds Yamal.

Its ‘Beginner Head Coach’ FC Anyang Yoo Byeong-hoon

‘Beginner Head Coach’ FC Anyang Yoo Byeong-hoon “Challenges for Promotion to the First Division with Leading Soccer”

Promoted from head coach and ready for the new season… “I really want to win the ‘Jijidae derby’ with Suwon.”

FC Anyang, the ‘Teojudaegam’ who has been with the team since the beginning of professional soccer K-League 2, is burning its will to achieve the dream of its first promotion this year with coach Yoo Byung-hoon, a leader who is a ‘novice coach’ but knows the team well.

Coach Yoo said at the K-League winter training media camp held at the Namhae General Social Welfare Center in Gyeongsangnam-do on the 13th, “Anyang should be a team that goes beyond the playoffs and challenges promotion,” and added, “Let the viewers clearly understand our play and let the fans know what to expect.” 파워볼게임

“Our goal this season is to get promoted with decent performances,” he said.

Anyang, which has participated since 2013, the first year of K-League 2, has consistently ranked in the upper-middle tier, but has never been promoted, including losing to Suwon Samsung in the 2022 promotion playoff (PO) and turning back at the threshold.

Last year, they finished 6th in the K League 2 regular league and failed to even enter the playoffs.

Former coach Lee Woo-hyung (currently the club’s technical director) stepped down and former head coach Yoo Byeong-hoon took over the baton this year.

Coach Yoo, who played as a defender for the Daewoo Royals as a player, has a long experience as a coach, starting with Anyang in 2013 and working his way through Asan Mugunghwa, Seoul E-Land, and the U-19 national team.

Most of his coaching career was spent in Anyang.

Coach Yoo said, “It is a personal honor to take on the first managerial position at Anyang, where I have been with the team since its inception,” and added, “I am preparing to play ‘leading football’ by developing what I inherited from former manager Lee Woo-hyung’s system and adding my own color to it.”

Specifically, he said, “We are emphasizing that the offense should be done quickly and concisely based on short passes, and the defense should be solid,” and that “for that to happen, the balance of offense and defense must be right.”

Anyang, who recruited seasoned defender Kim Young-chan, striker Yoo Jeong-wan, new Brazilian striker Dan Lei, and midfielder Matheus from K League 2, conducted field training in Chonburi, Thailand last month and then began final preparations, including practice games, in Namhae from the beginning of this month. It continues.

Coach Yoo confessed, “After becoming a coach, I was at a loss as to how to start,” and added, “I contacted director Lee Woo-hyung and other team coaches to get advice, and senior players, led by captain Lee Chang-yong, helped set the tone well.”

“I was able to overcome it by going through the first training well,” he explained.

He said, “Anyang is a team prepared enough that it would not be surprising if they were promoted right away,” and added, “As we had a particularly difficult time last year due to failure in injury management, I want to challenge for promotion this year with thorough injury management, health, and fierce internal competition.”

Coach Yoo, who evaluated Suwon Samsung, Busan I-Park, and Seoul E-Land as the ‘Top 3’ of K League 2 this season, predicted that Anyang will compete in the playoffs with Gyeongnam FC, Bucheon FC, and Seongnam FC.

At the same time, he expressed great expectations for the ‘Jijidae derby’ with Suwon.

The support derby, which originated from the confrontation between Suwon and Anyang LG in the 1990s, was fiercely fought until the early 2000s and was only held occasionally in the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup or promotion/relegation PO.

I was able to do it.

Coach Yoo expressed his determination, saying, “I’ve played the support team derby four times as a coach, but I haven’t won a single one yet.

I really want to win against Suwon this year.”

Its Football Association Executives Discuss Klinsmann’s Future

Former Player Football Association Executives Discuss Klinsmann’s Future… Fans Protest

The chairman did not attend… The dismissal is expected to be discussed at the National Team Strengthening Committee this week.

Fans protest in front of the soccer center: “Fire Klinsmann immediately.”

Executives from the Korea Football Association gathered together and had a free discussion about the future of national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who failed to win the 2023 Qatar Asian Cup.

The Korea Football Association announced on the 13th, “Executives who were former players of the Korea Football Association held a free discussion meeting this morning at the association to review the Asian Cup and overall issues of the tournament.” 온라인카지노

The association explained that this meeting was an opportunity for former players of the Football Association to gather and listen to opinions on the national team’s results in the Asian Cup and public opinion on Coach Klinsmann’s dismissal ahead of the National Team Strengthening Committee scheduled for this week.

While Chairman Chung Mong-gyu was absent, full-time Vice-Chairman Kim Jeong-bae, former Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism who took office in May of last year, presided over the event, with Vice Chairman Jang Oe-ryong, Lee Seok-jae and Choi Young-il, Power Strengthening Committee Chairman Michael Müller, Competition Committee Chairman Jeong Hae-seong, Jury Chairman Lee Jeong-min, Technical Committee Chairman Lee Im-saeng and Hwang Bo-kwan.

The head of the technology division and Jeon Han-jin, the head of the management division, attended.

The national team led by Coach Klinsmann was defeated 0-2 by Jordan in the semifinals of the Asian Cup, failing to regain the throne for the first time in 64 years.

The national team was criticized by fans for its disappointing performance, which did not allow it to overwhelm its opponents throughout the tournament.

After the team was eliminated in the semifinals, public opinion boiled over, criticizing Coach Klinsmann for not letting star players active in Europe demonstrate their skills properly and for showing a smiling face even after failing to achieve his goal.

Some even pointed out that Coach Klinsmann damaged the legacy left by former coach Paulo Bento, who led Korean soccer to advance to the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Coach Bento was also pressured to resign due to his image as ‘stubborn’, saying that he was not active in build-up soccer and the appointment of Lee Kang-in (PSG) during his tenure, but after reaching the round of 16 of the World Cup, public opinion changed to ‘a tenacious commander’ and he was appointed as the head coach of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). moved.

Coach Bento’s UAE was eliminated in the round of 16 of this Asian Cup.

As public opinion over the dismissal of coach Klinsmann grew stronger after the Asian Cup, the Football Association held a meeting with Hwang Bo-gwan, head of the technical division, and Müller, head of the Power Strengthening Committee, on the 12th, and then held a meeting of ex-competition executives on the same day to look back on the Asian Cup.

Meanwhile, a protest was held in front of the Soccer Center in Sinmun-ro, Jongno-gu this morning, with soccer fans calling for Coach Klinsmann’s dismissal.

In front of the soccer center, they chanted, ‘Fire Klinsman immediately.

‘Disclose the background, process, and salary standard of seniority’, ‘The beginning of reform of the Football Association.

They held up a placard that read, “Chung Mong-gyu and his associates should resign en masse.”

Busan World Table Tennis Championships held D-3

Busan World Table Tennis Championships held D-3, Inspection of Preparations

50,000 people, including 2,000 athletes from 40 countries, are expected to visit… Ticket sales rate 60%

Three days ahead of the Busan World Table Tennis Championships, the tournament organizing committee is working to prepare for a successful event, including inspecting the stadium.

The Busan World Table Tennis Championships Organizing Committee announced on the 13th that it is checking stage preparation, accommodation, transportation, and safety measures ahead of the tournament, which will be held for 10 days from the 16th to the 25th.

This event is the largest single-distance sports event held in Busan. 카지노

It is expected that over 50,000 people, including 2,000 athletes and spectators from 40 countries, will come to Busan during the competition.

It is expected that up to 10,000 people will gather around the stadium each day.

At BEXCO Exhibition Hall 1, the venue of the event, construction of 5,000 seats has been completed and safety and risk-related inspections are being carried out.

Accommodation is provided for domestic and international athletes at three hotels within 10 minutes of the stadium.

From the 15th to the 29th of last month, Busan City also inspected hygiene and safety management at 189 restaurants near the accommodation.

The ticketing rate for the Busan World Table Tennis Championships is about 60% of the target.

Tickets for top matches, including the finals and semifinals, are almost sold out.

It is understood that more than half (58%) of the tickets purchased were made by foreigners, including Chinese.

Even during the drawing ceremony for the table tennis competition, 4 million people accessed China’s Weibo and TikTok channels at the same time, showing great interest among Chinese people, who are expected to hunt every month.

Korea will also field 10 elite national team members, including Hangzhou Asian Games gold medalists Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee, as well as Jang Woo-jin, Lim Jong-hoon, and Lee Sang-soo, to challenge for a medal.

The World Table Tennis Championships holds individual competitions in odd-numbered years and team competitions in even-numbered years, but this year’s Busan Table Tennis Championships is a team competition.

Shim Jae-hak, Beom-ho Lee Ideas is the Best Choice

KIA General Manager Shim Jae-hak “Director Beom-ho Lee, Who has a Lot of Ideas, Is the Best Choice”

Shim Jae-hak, general manager of the professional baseball KIA Tigers, explained, “With less than 40 days left until the start of the regular season, I think Coach Beom-ho Lee was the best choice as a leader to calm the team atmosphere and provide new leadership.”

On the 13th, the KIA club appointed Coach Beom-ho Lee, who is currently the first-team batting coach and is leading the players in the first spring camp set up in Canberra, Australia, as the 11th coach.

The terms of the contract are 900 million won, including a contract period of 2 years, a down payment of 300 million won, and an annual salary of 300 million won. 카지노사이트

Coach Lee plans to focus on preparing for the regular season without a hitch by reorienting KIA, which was shaken by the dismissal of former coach Kim Jong-guk.

Coach Lee, who played for the Hanwha Eagles for 10 years and also played for the Softbank Hawks of the Japanese professional baseball team, is not a Tigers franchise star.

However, during the nine years he played for KIA from 2011 to 2019, he showed off his extraordinary charisma and communication skills and was evaluated as a great leader in the future.

It is not unrelated to this that KIA tested his abilities by entrusting key positions to Coach Lee, such as Futures (2nd team) coach in 2021 and 1st team batting coach from 2022.

General Manager Shim introduced the selection process, saying, “In the special situation of having to appoint a coach just before the regular season, we held several meetings to select candidates for internal and external coaches.”

It is said that KIA team officials, including Manager Shim, were unable to rest even during the Lunar New Year holiday as they did not know when the approval of the parent company, Hyundai-Kia Motors Group, would run out.

The choice of KIA club field officials was internal promotion.

They agreed to entrust the important responsibility of repairing the team to a leader with completely new leadership, rather than relying on the name of the former Tigers player.

Director Shim said, “After we decided on a major direction by promoting an internal leader to director, we did not interview any external personnel as directors.”

Coach Lee, who is training in Australia, had a video interview with Director Shim and team leader personnel on the 10th, and the KIA club recorded the video interview and delivered it to Choi Jun-young, CEO of the KIA club.

The final decision on supervision by the parent company was made on the 13th.

General Manager Shim said, “Since I took office as general manager last year, I have often talked with the coaches to establish the direction of the club.”

He added, “Coach Lee provided many ideas, and in particular, at the club strategy seminar attended by CEO Choi last month, as a hitting coach, Lee “I think the director presented good content and probably received additional points in the selection process,” he said.

Director Shim heads to Australia this afternoon to discuss management plans for the club with coach Beom-ho Lee.

The vacant first-team hitting coach position will be filled with someone recommended by Coach Lee.