A new wind is blowing in professional volleyball. Pepper Savings Bank and Heungkuk Life Insurance in the women’s division, which had recently been acting as agents, have all appointed official supervisors, and both command towers are foreigners. As a result, the women’s team now has two foreign coaches. Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance) said, “It seems to be a challenge for Korean volleyball. I am really looking forward to it.”
Pepper Savings Bank announced on the 17th that “Aachen Kim (38) was appointed as the new manager.” Coach Aachen Kim is a Korean-American. It was fresh that he was the only command tower in his 30s, but he was also exceptional in terms of being a leader who only had experience in the American college league. Coach Aachen Kim will lead the team in earnest from the 2023-2024 season.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, which suffered from crippling due to the manager’s dismissal controversy, also chose a foreign leader. Heungkuk Life Insurance said on the 19th that “Marcello Abondanza (53) was appointed as the new command tower.” Head coach Abondanza is from Italy. He is a leader who has been active mainly on the European stage, and has also been a priest’s kite for four seasons at Turkiye Penerbahche with Kim Yeon-kyung.
In fact, the appointment of director Abondanza was inevitable. This is because after Heungkuk Life Insurance sacked former coach Kwon Soon-chan at the beginning of the new year, controversy arose over the involvement of the upper team in the game, and it was virtually impossible to appoint a domestic coach. In any case, players are welcome. After defeating GS Caltex in Seoul on the 19th, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I think that (foreign coach) recruitment will help players learn advanced volleyball, broaden their thoughts and broaden their view of volleyball.”
Compared to other sports, professional volleyball was often led by domestic coaches. However, after Korean Air appointed head coach Roberto Sintali (58) for the first time in the men’s division in 2020, he won the first combined championship in the club’s history. gave The women’s volleyball team is also led by foreign commanders, from coach Stefano Lavarini (44) to coach Cesar Gonzalez (46).
However, hiring a foreign coach can be a double-edged sword. Being free in the Korean context can be a strength, but it can also be a weakness, such as causing conflicts with the front desk or league. 토토사이트