SSG Landers, who won the combined championship, was embroiled in controversy when general manager Ryu Seon-gyu resigned.
SSG fans expressed their regret over the sudden resignation of the championship team leader through comments on the social network of owner Jung Yong-jin. However, owner Jeong Yong-jin closed his ears by deleting comments instead of communicating. Even posts related to winning the Korean Series have disappeared, which is seen as an emotional response.
On the 12th, the news of the voluntary resignation of general manager Ryu Seon-kyu was announced. It was a sudden resignation with no signs at the ‘Fan Festival’, a celebration of the championship held on the 11th just a day before.
Director Ryu, who was appointed as SK Wyverns general manager at the end of the 2020 season, continued as general manager even after Shinsegae Group acquired the SK club at the end of January 2021 and changed the club name to SSG Landers.
SSG won the regular season and Korean Series combined championship this year. After taking over the SK club, for two years, the team’s power was made 안전놀이터 the best by recruiting Choo Shin-soo, returning Kim Gwang-hyun, and non-FA multi-year contracts such as Park Jong-hoon, Moon Seung-won, and Hanyu Island.
It was possible because of the active interest and investment of owner Jeong Yong-jin, but the great contribution of director Ryu, who has accumulated various and rich experiences in public relations, operation, marketing, training, and data, etc.
After the Shinsegae Group took over the SK club, it maintained the existing president-general system for two years. After 2-3 years, the exercise of personnel rights at Shinsegae Group was expected. However, right after the victory, the timing was disappointing. It also revealed an unsmooth work process.
There is a lot of gossip about Director Liu’s resignation. Rumors are circulating that there is a story of a secret power close to the owner of Jeong Yong-jin, and that an aide to the secret power has been appointed as the successor general manager.
SSG fans are raising their voices toward owner Jeong Yong-jin after news of the resignation of general manager Ryu, who led to the championship, was announced. Owner Jung Yong-jin, who is usually active in communication, asked questions about the background of his resignation on social networks, while criticizing the involvement of a secret powerhouse in the management of the club.
As the unpleasant sounds continued, owner Jeong Yong-jin responded. The post was deleted and the comment section was blocked. It blocked the bitter voice of the fans. On the 13th, he posted an article titled ‘A hard day’, revealing his feelings of storm after the resignation of the general manager.
Owner Jeong Yong-jin, who has been active on social networks, chose to block unilaterally instead of communicating with fans. Following the controversy over his resignation, fans are showing a disappointing response to the deletion of posts and blocking of comments by owner Yongjin Jeong.