‘Director replacement’ Gangwon, Yoon Il-rok imminently recruited… Attack reinforcement successful
- on Jun 16, 2023
Gangwon announced the change of manager on the 15th, the day before. Due to poor performance this season, he broke up with coach Choi Yong-soo and appointed coach Yoon Jung-hwan as his successor. Gangwon, along with coach Choi, remained in the first division in the 2021 season and achieved the club’s best 6th place in the 2022 season, but this season is only 2 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses, staying in 11th place in the league. In the last 8 games, 2 draws and 6 losses, and they did not win a single game, so they eventually pulled out their swords.
Gangwon desperately needs to strengthen their offense. With only 11 points in 18 games this season, it is the lowest in the league in scoring. It has 5 fewer goals than Suwon Samsung, which is 12th in the league. The combination of Kim Dae-won and Yang Hyeon-jun, who led Gangwon’s storm last season, is sluggish this year with one goal and one help. In response, he reached out to the experienced Yun Il-rok. Yoon Il-rok’s kicking power and ability to digest the attacking team can be of great help to Gangwon.
Yoon Il-rok played for FC Seoul, Yokohama F Marinos, and Jeju United before playing for Montpellier in Ligue 1, France. He moved to Ulsan in 2021 and returned to the domestic stage. In Ulsan, he scored 1 goal and 3 assists in 27 games. He also participated in the 2019 EAFF-E1 Championship (East Asian Cup) after being called by coach Paulo Bento. 스포츠토토
His playing time has decreased significantly this season. Following Bacco, he joined Gustavo Rubiksson, a new foreign striker, and it was not easy to play. All he did was play 48 minutes against Suwon FC on the 6th.
Gangwon, which started the transfer market with Yoon Il-rok, can also add foreign strikers. As Kangwon terminated contracts with Kevin and Dino this season, only two foreign players remain in the current squad, Alibayev and Gallego.