FC Seoul coach quits after slow startHwangbo Kwan, the head coach of struggling FC Seoul in the K-League, has resigned after only seven games in his first season, the club announced Tuesday.
“After our team fell to 14th place [among 16 K-League teams] following the loss on Sunday, Coach Hwangbo Kwan told us Monday that he would resign to take the fall,” the team said in a statement.
FC Seoul, the 2010 K-League champion, has only one win, along with three losses and three draws, so far this season.
Sunday’s loss to Gwangju FC, an expansion team, was the latest blow. Seoul has scored only six times and given up 10 goals.
FC Seoul brought in Hwangbo, a former national team midfielder and a long-time coach and executive in Japan’s first-division J-League.
In the AFC Champions League, Seoul are second in Group F with two wins, one loss and one draw, with two group matches left.
Choi Yong-soo, the team’s top assistant, will be FC Seoul’s interim head coach, the club said.
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