The biggest goal this year is to introduce Chungbuk Cheongju FC to soccer fans. Choi Yoon-gyeom (61), head coach of Cheongju, emphasized several times that the team’s performance is important, but it is also important to raise ‘awareness of the soccer team’. 안전놀이터
Cheongju participates in the K-League 2 this season. Director Choi took on an important role as the first command tower. As it is a new club, there are not one or two things to be concerned about in relation to the management of the club. A double priority has been set. On the 2nd, Media Day was held in Namhae, Gyeongsangnam-do. Coach Choi’s first words were, “The goal is to promote the club in Cheongju.”
Director Choi said, “Grades are important, but I want to let people know that there is a soccer team in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, through public relations, marketing, and social contribution activities for fans.” Regarding the team philosophy, he expressed it as a “soft landing” and said, “I’ve been in charge of Si-do-min’s club several times, but the team’s continuity was lacking. When the mayor or representative changed, competitiveness in maintaining a good program or squad decreased. It is a great advantage that continuous management is possible because it is completely entrusted with other things. This is the reason why I use the expression soft landing. A team that develops more today and tomorrow. I want to create a team that develops even a month or a year from now.” did.
“As the first coach, I have a long-term goal to breathe with fans rather than grades and achievements rather than great greed.
Director Choi is sincere in promoting Cheongju. In the opening match, the ‘son chance’ will also be used. Director Choi’s son is Minho, a member of the ‘idol group’ SHINee. Director Choi said, “(Minho) fortunately said he would come because he had plenty of time. It’s not 100% sure, but he’ll come if he has time.” I also liked it when I heard it. I like soccer, so I will come often.”
That’s not to say that team performance isn’t important. Cheongju showed an ambitious start by recruiting several players who were active in K League 1 and K League 2. As foreign players, Paulinho from Brazil and Australian midfielder Peter were recruited. I also brought the Malaysian Express Cogileswaran Raj. In addition, they plan to recruit one more foreign striker.
Coach Choi said, “Our goal is to finish ninth this year,” and said, “First of all, I want to surpass the two rival teams, Chungnam Asan and Cheonan.
The play style is ‘build-up soccer’ that former Korean national team coach Paulo Bento showed in Manchester City, England. Director Choi said positively, “Many coaches aim for cute and attack-oriented football, but I’m going to try it too. I found players who fit this kind of football and accepted them well for a month. I think it’s good to look forward to it.” In addition, coach Choi said, “I have Inbok. Senior players such as Ryu Won-woo, Lee Han-sam, and Jang Hyuk-jin get along well with juniors. Some of the players have been with me, so I know the training style and team tactics well.” I had a lot of time to communicate. I think I had a good time.”