The longest-serving K League 1 manager is Cho Sung-hwan

The longest-serving K League 1 manager is Cho Sung-hwan of Incheon United.

The Korea Professional Football Association revealed the names of the coaches sitting on the K League bench this season on Monday, and Cho Sung-hwan became the longest-serving K League 1 manager in the country. He has been at the helm of Incheon for three years and nine months since August 2020. In addition, he has been in the K League for eight years and one month, including his previous stint with Jeju United (January 2015-April 2019-4 years and three months). This is also the longest among K League 1 managers. Kim Hak-beom of Jeju is second with seven years and nine months, while the average K League 1 manager is three years and six months. 카지노사이트 In K League 2, Choi Yoon-gyeom of Chungbuk Cheongju has the longest experience as a K League manager at 11 years and 5 months. Choi will challenge Shandong Taishan (China) coach Choi Kang-hee’s 11 years, 11 months, and 14 days as the all-time leader in K League managerial experience.

The average age of each K League 1 manager this season is 51.8 years old.

The average age of K League 1 managers, which was 49.2 years old in 2022 and 48.8 years old in 2023, rose this season as Kim Hak-bum, born in 1960, became the oldest manager at Jeju United. The difference in age between Kim and the youngest coach, 1981-born Choi Won-kwon of Daegu FC, is 22 years. The average age of K League 2 managers is 49.9 years old, with the oldest, Choi Yun-gyeom of Chungbuk Cheongju (born in 1962), and the youngest, Yeom Ki-hoon of Suwon Samsung (born in 1983), separated by 20 years.

The coach with the highest career win percentage among K League 1 managers is Hong Myung-bo of Ulsan HD. In the K League, where a draw counts as half a win, Hong has a career record of 69 wins, 30 draws, and 21 losses, a winning percentage of 70 percent. With 22 wins, 10 draws, and 6 losses in the 2022 season, his winning percentage reached 71.1%. Incheon’s Cho Sung-hwan is the K League 1 coach with the most career wins (109). Kim Hak-beom, who has 121 career wins, won 84 before the promotion system was implemented.

Hong Myung-bo, who won the K League Manager’s Award after leading Ulsan to back-to-back K League 1 titles in the 2022 and 2023 seasons, will attempt to become the second most decorated coach of all time. Choi Kang-hee holds the top spot with six K League Manager of the Year awards. Former coaches Park Jong-hwan and Cha Kyung-bok are tied for second place with three awards.

It’s also worth noting the special relationships between coaches.

Kim Hak-bum, Daejeon Hana Citizens head coach Lee Min-sung, and Suwon FC head coach Kim Eun-joong worked together as manager and coach at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. Kim took the helm of the Asian Games team, while Lee Min-sung was the head coach and Kim Eun-jung was the assistant coach, leading South Korea to a gold medal.

Ulsan head coach Hong Myung-bo and Pohang head coach Park Tae-ha are close friends, having been core members of Pohang from 1992-1997. 안전놀이터 At the K League One media day ahead of this season’s kickoff, Park said, “I even remember the license plate number of Hong Myung-bo’s car when he was with Pohang,” but now they’re head coaches of east coast rivals.

Cho Sung-hwan, Kim Ki-dong of FC Seoul, and Yoon Jeong-hwan of Gangwon FC were the mainstays of Bucheon FC’s glory years from 1995-1998. They were disciples of Russian coach Valery Nifomnytsy and played as the core of the “nifo soccer” system.

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