Suwon FC has unveiled the “Kim Eun-jung Division” that will accompany new head coach Kim Eun-jung for the 2024 season.
Suwon FC announced on September 9 that it has appointed Head Coach Kim Tae-min, Goalkeeper Coach Kim Ho-joon, Field Coach Lee Sang-don, Field Coach Yang Dong-hyun, Physical Coach Lee Yi-sung, and Analyst Chae Bong-joo as the coaching staff of Suwon FC for the new season.
Head coach Kim Tae-min has been a professional player since 2001 at Busan I-Park and Jeju United, and has gained experience as a player and coach in various Asian stages, including China, Thailand, and Vietnam.
After assisting Park Hang-seo at the Vietnam national soccer team, Kim Tae-min was named head coach of the U-20 national team and worked alongside Kim Eun-joong to lead the team to the quarterfinals of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
GK Coach Kim Ho-joon is a veteran goalkeeper who made his debut with FC Seoul in 2005 and went on to play for Jeju and Gangwon before finishing his career with Bucheon in 2022. Kim played with Kim Eun-joong at FC Seoul and Jeju United.
Coach Lee Sang-don started his playing career in 2008 with Ulsan Hyundai, followed by Suwon Samsung and Gangwon FC. He began his coaching career in 2017, coaching Pocheon Citizens Football Club and Hyundai High School before joining Kim at Suwon FC.
Coach Yang Dong-hyun started his professional career with Ulsan Hyundai in 2005 and played for Busan and Pohang before joining Suwon FC in 2021. He scored the 400th K League goal for Suwon FC and the 100th K League goal in his personal career, making him a K League legend. He began his coaching career last year as a playing coach for Suwon FC and joined the team as a full-time coach this season.
Lee began his coaching career in Brazil and has since worked in Korea with Suwon FC and Gwangju FC. He worked with Kim Eun-joong as a physical coach for the U-20 national team. He is back at Suwon FC, where he will work with Kim again.
Chae Bong-ju is a veteran power analyst who has been working as a power analyst since 2005. He has participated in many international tournaments, including the World Cup in Russia and the World Cup in Qatar as a power analyst. Since 2022, he has been a full-time analyst for the Korea Football Association and participated in the U-20 World Cup.
“I wanted to build a team with a competent coaching staff that I can trust in each area,” said Kim Eun-joong, “and I will work together with the coaching staff to achieve the best results.”