Choo Shin-soo (41) and Kim Kang-min (41) met with SSG Landers head coach Kim Sung-yong on October 31.On the same day that SSG fired former coach Kim Won-hyung, the “Choo Shin-soo theory” seemed to gain momentum. However, in a call with Yonhap News Agency on the 1st, Kim Sung-yong actively denied the ‘Choo Shin-soo coach theory’, saying, “The appointment of Choo Shin-soo is different from the direction our club thinks.” “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,” Kim said.
“It’s been less than a day since we said goodbye to former coach Kim Won-hyung. We decided to terminate the coach’s contract on the 30th and 31st of October, 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) philosophy is autonomy. All the rumors floating around indiscriminately (such as top-level intervention) are not true. “Although no official announcement has been made, the appointment of former NC Dinos coach Son Si-heon (43) as head coach of the Futures (2nd team) has been confirmed.
“We have 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 2021, he began his coaching training in the minor leagues under the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball, and NC will support his expenses for a period of three years. Lim said, “We thought that Son Si-heon would contribute to our club (NC) after completing his training in the U.S., so we supported his training expenses. However, we cannot prevent a good opportunity from coming to an individual.” “We decided to return only the amount 무료슬롯게임 of money we supported and cancel the existing contract (to return to NC),” Lim explained.