“I think I will do it if the atmosphere to speak properly is created.”
Will Chung Mong-gyu, president of the Korea Football Association, who appointed a new vice president, subcommittee chairman, and board of directors, emphasizing the establishment of a communication structure through full-scale renovation, will work?
On the 3rd, Chairman Chung held a press conference at the Seoul Sinmunro Soccer Center and announced the list of 25 members who will form the new board of directors. Seven members of the existing board of directors remained in office, emphasizing continuity, and the rest were all new.
In the meantime, the board of directors has faced criticism that it only plays a role as a raise. Even when the agenda was raised, it was difficult for anyone to speak out easily because the atmosphere was unilaterally driven with the pros and cons decided. In fact, a former director said to a staff member of the Football Association, “Is this the atmosphere (the board of directors) like this?”
In the end, it is necessary to ask the question “Why is it so?” rather than an unconditional ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the policy pursued by the Football Association. At the board of directors meeting ahead of the game against Uruguay in March last year, with the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar at the forefront, it was surprising that 100 pardons, including match-fixing criminals, were suddenly raised and passed.
Chairman Chung must be ready to hear bitter criticism. In this respect, it is meaningful to appoint soccer commentator Han Joon-hee, who has always criticized the Football Association policy without hesitation, or vice-president of former Chongqing Lifan (China) coach Chang Oe-ryong, who was called a ‘savage’, and Won-seok Won, former editor-in-chief of Sports Seoul.
Member Han is a person who knows the characteristics of the media well. Although he is a part-time position, he is in a position where he can speak directly to Chairman Chung, considering the weight of being a vice president. During his active career, the former editor-in-chief of the same weight knew the football world better than anyone else and spared no harsh criticism through his articles and columns. Director Jang has also poured out straightforward remarks about the Korean soccer environment while concentrating on his lifelong efforts to research soccer tactics or develop structures.
Lee Seok-jae, president of the Gyeonggi Province Football Association, who remained as vice president as the representative of each provincial and provincial football association, is a person who is being talked about running for the next president. Aside from this background, the key is whether President Chung shows disinterested listening to his opinions in that he is ㅋㅋㅋ벳 in the role of collecting complaints or problems accumulated by the heads of the provincial and provincial football associations and making suggestions or pointing out.
Among the board of directors, the male and female presidents of FIFPRO, Lee Geun-ho (Daegu FC) and Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC Women), can be seen. Veteran Lee Geun-ho, as a member of the captain’s group, did not hesitate to criticize the Professional Football Federation. Ji So-yeon also showed a direct appearance of pressuring the Football Association by constantly demanding through the media to improve the treatment of the women’s A national team.