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FC Seoul coach resigns due to miserable performance

FC Seoul head coach Hwang Sun-hong has resigned and taken responsibility for his side’s poor performance this season, his club said Monday.

FC Seoul said Hwang, who took the helm in the middle of 2016 season, offered to quit his post on Sunday after the club posted a scoreless draw in a home game against Sangju Sangmu. The K League 1 club said it accepted Hwang’s resignation and decided to promote assistant coach Lee Eul-yong as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

The former Busan IPark and Pohang Steelers boss found himself in hot water this season after Seoul’s poor start. FC Seoul, the six-time K League 1 champions, are currently ninth in the 12-team league with two wins, four draws and four losses.

Hwang, considered one of the best Asian strikers of his generation, achieved a rare double win with Pohang in 2013 by winning both the K League Classic and the FA Cup. He has 162 wins, 99 draws and 112 losses as head coach in the Korean pro football league.

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