On October 31, Choo Shin-soo (41) and Kim Kang-min (41) met with SSG Landers head coach Kim Sung-yong.
On the day that SSG fired former coach Kim Won-hyung, the “Choo Shin-soo coach theory” seemed to gain more strength when the two met.
However, Kim Sung-yong actively denied the ‘Choo Shin-soo coach theory’ in a phone call with Yonhap News Agency on the 1st, saying, “The appointment of Choo Shin-soo is different from the direction our club is thinking about.” “Last night’s meeting was to thank the two veterans for their dedication to the team and to have a light conversation about their future plans,” he said.
“It’s been less than a day since we said goodbye to former coach Kim Won-hyung. We also decided to terminate the coach’s contract on the 30th and 31st, so it’s impossible to appoint a coach right away.” “It wasn’t a meeting to decide whether to extend the contracts of Choo Shin-soo and Kim Kang-min. It’s something that needs to be discussed within the club,” he added.
“When asked if Choo Shin-soo is a candidate for head coach, Kim once again emphasized that “it is not the direction we are thinking of.”
“It’s really early in the process of hiring a new coach. The club will create a shortlist, decide on a final candidate, and report to the group,” he said, adding, “Shinsegae’s (parent company) 온라인카지노 philosophy is autonomy. All the rumors floating around (such as top-level intervention) are not true.”
Although no official announcement was made, the appointment of former NC Dinos coach Son Si-heon (43) as head coach of the Futures (2nd team) was confirmed.
Kim Sung-yong said, “We decided to hire former coach Son Si-heon. I heard that he finished well with NC.”
NC head coach Lim Seon-nam also said, “We wanted him to play for us again, but he recently got a good opportunity, so we agreed amicably.”
SSG Futures head coach-designate Son started his professional career with the Doosan Bears, but moved to NC in 2014 and wore the NC jersey until his retirement after the 2019 season.
He began his coaching career with NC in 2020.
In December 2022, he began his coaching training in the minor leagues under the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball, and NC paid for a portion of his three-year training period.
Lim said, “We thought that after Son Si-heon completed his training in the U.S., he would contribute to our club (NC), so we supported his training expenses. However, we cannot prevent a good opportunity from coming to an individual,” Lim said, adding, “We have decided to return only the amount of money that our club supported and cancel the existing contract (to return to NC).”
SSG is speeding up its recruitment of coaches.
With coaches Kim Min-jae, Jung Kyung-bae, Cho Woong-chun, and Jung Sang-ho having already left the team, and coaches Park Jung-kwon, Chae Byeong-yong, Son Ji-hwan, and Lee Jin-young receiving nonrenewal notices, SSG now has only a handful of “official coaches” left.
“We’re about 70 to 80 percent done recruiting coaches,” said Kim Sung-yong, “and the main positions will be decided by the new coach. There will be some coaches that the new commander will want to bring in, so we will leave that much room.” 바카라사이트