Veteran Eung-yong to be Eagles’ manager

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Veteran Eung-yong to be Eagles’ manager

Kim Eung-yong, who has won a record 10 championships as a manager in Korean baseball, was named as the new manager for the Hanwha Eagles in the Korea Baseball Organization.

The Eagles said on Monday that Kim has signed for two years with an annual salary of 300 million won ($270,000) plus a signing bonus of 300 million won.

Kim, 72, has won 10 Korean Series in the KBO with two different franchises - nine with the Haitai Tigers between 1983 and 2000, and one with the Samsung Lions in 2002.

He has been to 11 Korean Series as a manager and lost only once, falling to the Hyundai Unicorns in 2004.

Following the 2004 season, Kim left the dugout and became president of the Lions. He was the first manager or head coach of a Korean pro sports team to be named as president of the same organization.

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