Daejeon coach resigns after team’s bad season

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Daejeon coach resigns after team’s bad season

Daejeon Citizen FC said on Thursday that coach Cho Jin-ho has resigned from his position due to club’s poor performance in the K-League Classic, the nation’s top professional football league.

Cho, 41, first led the club in October 2013 as an interim coach and was appointed as the official coach last May. He was credited for leading Daejeon to win the second division K-League Challenge last season, which bumped the club up to the first division.

However, in the K-League Classic, Daejeon has so far collected only one win, two draws and eight losses to rank as the league’s worst team.

Ki of Swansea snags prize at team’s annual awards

Ki Sung-yueng, who plays for Swansea City in the English Premier League, won Supporters’ Player of the Year at the club’s annual awards, the Welsh football club announced on Thursday.

The 26-year-old, who joined the Swans from Scottish club Celtic FC in 2012, scored eight goals this season to lead the team’s impressive run in the EPL - 16 wins, eight draws and 13 losses.

“Ki was handed the night’s top gong on the back of a magnificent season, in which the midfielder broke the record for the most goals in a single Premier League season by a South Korean,” the club said on its website.

However, Ki has undergone minor knee surgery recently and will come to Korea for rehabilitation. His club said that the former FC Seoul player will “return in time for the club’s preseason preparation.”

It’s unclear whether Ki will play in the 2016 World Cup qualifiers against Myanmar next month.

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