The 2023-24 season of the professional volleyball V-League is expected to become a fierce battlefield for domestic and foreign coaches.
It is known that a foreign director is likely to be the successor to OK Financial Group, which recently parted ways with manager Seok Jin-wook. Sources in the volleyball world said on the 17th that OK Financial Group had chosen the ‘Suntory Man’ Ogino massage coach, and that a high-ranking official from the club went to Japan and even completed an interview.
Director Ogino, born in 1970, is a member of the Japanese national team. He played for Suntory in the Japanese Professional Volleyball V Premier League and also served as manager after his retirement. It doesn’t mean that he is simply a foreign director. Unlike other sports, it can signal a change in the perception of the V-League command tower, which insisted on ‘pure blood’.
The strengths of foreign coaches include unbiased player selection, data utilization skills, various tactics and excellent team management skills. However, Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong, who recently gave Korean Air, led by Tommy Tilikhainen (Finland), three consecutive championships in the men’s championship match, said, “I hoped that the Korean sun would rise in the sky of Korea. He expressed his uncomfortable feelings, saying, “I am proud of myself for handing over the championship trophy three times in a row to a foreign coach.”
He continued,메이저놀이터 “I feel a sense of crisis about foreign coaches more than ever.” I don’t think domestic coaches should do the same as before. I want to protect my pride,” he confessed.
The first foreign commander in the V-League is Japanese coach Mamoru Bandaira, who directed Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 2010-11 season. Having previously worked as an acting coach and manager, he, however, put down the baton after one season. In 2020, Korean Air’s Roberto Santili (Italy) coach took over the baton.
If coach Ogino joins Aachen Kim (USA), whose recruitment of Pepper Savings Bank has already been confirmed for the women’s division, in the 2023-24 season V-League, Marcello Abondanza (Heungkuk Life Insurance, Italy) and coach Tillikainen, all four foreign coaches will play. do. This is more than a quarter of the 14 men’s and women’s teams.