Ahn Iksu gone FC Seoul faces tough schedule
Shocked by coach’s resignation, Seoul hosts league leader Ulsan on Sept. 27
Hosts rival Suwon on Sept. 2 plummets to mid-table with back-to-back losses
Professional soccer’s K League 1 club FC Seoul is in crisis after the sudden resignation of head coach Ahn Ik-soo. Their next opponent is league leader Ulsan Hyundai, 섯다 followed by rival Suwon Samsung.
Ahn abruptly announced his resignation after the team drew 2-2 at home against Daegu FC in the 27th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at Seoul World Cup Stadium on April 19. With the team’s five-game winless streak (three draws and two losses) finalized, the Seoul crowd was excited and chants of “Ahn Iksu, get out” rang out from the stands. Ahn announced his resignation shortly afterward.
Seoul accepted Ahn’s resignation three days later on April 22 and appointed head coach Kim Jin-gyu as acting head coach. The club said that they accepted Ahn’s resignation three days later and appointed Kim Jin-gyu as the acting head coach.
Seoul appointed Kim Jin-gyu as acting head coach to stabilize the team quickly. Kim was the coach of FC Seoul U-18 Seoul Osan High School from 2018 to 2020 and has been coaching in Seoul since 2020.
Kim faced a tough opponent in his first game. On March 27, Ulsan Hyundai Daejeon will be his first match as head coach. 온라인섯다 Ulsan is a team that has been dominating the league this season. They already have 60 points on the board. They are 11 points behind second-place Pohang.
After faltering following the transfer of key midfielder Park Yong-woo, Ulsan turned things around with a 1-0 victory over rival Jeonbuk Hyundai on Nov. 19. Seoul trails Ulsan in the head-to-head matchup. Seoul has 52 wins, 52 draws and 71 losses against Ulsan since the introduction of the promotion system in 2013.
After the Ulsan match, a trip to rival Suwon Samsung is on the horizon. The match will be held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on March 2. Suwon also beat Jeju United on Nov. 18 to leapfrog Gangwon FC out of last place.
Seoul has won both matches this season in the rivalry Super Match, but the head-to-head record is even. Seoul has a narrow lead over Suwon with 41 wins, 22 draws and 38 losses since the introduction of the promotion system.
The next two games will be tough for Seoul, who have been shaken up by a managerial change. The points difference in the mid-table of the K League 1 is not large, so if Seoul, currently in fourth place, suffers back-to-back defeats, they could plummet to the bottom of the table. 고스톱 It will be interesting to see if Seoul can overcome the shock of their head coach’s resignation.