Former Chungnam Asan head coach Park Dong-hyuk has been appointed as the new head coach of professional soccer’s K League 2 (2nd Division) Gyeongnam FC.
Gyeongnam announced on the 5th that it has signed a two-year contract with Park Dong-hyuk until 2025.
Born in 1979, Park Dong-hyuk has been recognized as a talented young coach.
In 2018, he made his debut as the youngest coach in the K League when he took the helm of Asan Mugunghwa in the K League 2, leading the team to the K League 2 title that year and winning the Coach of the Year award.
In 2020, he was named head coach of Chungnam Asan, a civic club, where he coached for four seasons until stepping down last month.
As a player, he played for Jeonbuk Hyundai and Ulsan Hyundai, Japan’s Gamba Osaka and Kashiwa Reysol, and China’s Dalian Shudder.
“Park Dong-hyuk’s football, which emphasizes positivity and activity and aims for a fighting team, is in line with the club’s direction, ‘Two-Hon Gyeongnam,’ which emphasizes quick counterattacks and an aggressive team,” Gyeongnam said in explaining the appointment.
“We also highly valued the fact that he has more than 200 games of professional coaching experience at a young age,” he added.
Ji Hyun-chul, CEO of Gyeongnam, said, “We hope that Park Dong-hyuk will do his best to help us win promotion to the first division in the 2024 season.”
Gyeongnam will finalize the appointment of the coaching staff and the composition of the squad as soon as possible to begin training for next year. 파워볼