K League 1 Daejeon re-signs head coach Lee Min-sung, “We’ll be in the ACL next year”

Professional soccer team Daejeon Hana Citizen will continue to accompany head coach Lee Min-sung (50).Daejeon announced on the 1st, “We have re-signed with coach Lee Min-sung. We will continue to prepare for the next season in earnest,” the team said.However, the team decided not to disclose the length of the contract by mutual agreement.”It’s been a very happy year for me, thanks to all the support I’ve received,” said Lee Min-sung. “We succeeded in staying in the top division, but it’s disappointing that we didn’t make it to the top split.” He added, “Daejeon is a team with a high vision and goals. Next year, we will prepare well to become a stronger and more competitive team that will challenge for the top division and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL).”Daejeon will take about a month off after the 2023 season ends.

The club will hold its first call-up training camp in Geoje, Gyeongnam, from February 2 and its winter training camp in Hanoi, Vietnam, from February 10.Lee took the helm of Daejeon in December 2020, and the club finished third in K League 2 in the 2021 season before losing to Gangwon FC in the promotion playoffs.A determined Lee and Daejeon returned to the K League 1 after an eight-year absence last season when they finished second in the K League 2 and reached the promotion playoffs again, defeating Gimcheon Sangmu.This season, Daejeon made waves in the K League 1, playing a fiery brand of attacking soccer and finishing third in the league in goals scored.Daejeon clinched their stay in the league early on against Suwon FC in their first match of the Final B this season.Daejeon’s average attendance increased more than sixfold this season compared to last, with an average of 13,500 fans per game, 스포츠토토존 ranking third in attendance among all K League clubs.

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