SSG Landers revealed the background of belatedly appointing Kim Sung-yong, head of Futures R&D Center, as the new general manager.
SSG announced on the 14th, “As former manager Ryu Seon-kyu expressed his intention to resign, we appointed Sung-yong Kim, head of Futures R&D Center, as the new manager through an internal promotion.”
From the moment former general manager Ryu resigned voluntarily, it was noisy inside and outside the club. Former general manager Ryu was the last general manager of SK and the first general manager of SSG, and during his tenure (2 years), he was a baseball management expert who improved the team that had fallen to 9th place and raised it to 6th and championship. He suddenly ‘voluntarily resigned’ and rumors of intervention in the secret powers abounded.
The club explained that in order for SSG to become a team that can maintain championship power every year in the future, the new general manager Kim, who has a high understanding of team building and can systematically apply it to the field, is the right person.
However, the suspicion of non-committal powers did not easily subside. Of course, Shinsegae Group vice chairman Jeong Yong-jin can replace the president and general manager as SSG owner. It just has to be understood. Rumors were circulating early on that SSG had appointed the new manager Kim as the successor.
On the afternoon of the 12th and the 13th, the club, which had been monitoring public opinion, announced the appointment of a new head coach on the morning of the 14th. Usually clubs start issuing press releases at 9:00 a.m. However, following the unprecedented voluntary resignation of the former general manager, the announcement of the new general manager was also made at 7:45 a.m., before 8:00 a.m.
There is a suspicion that a person who does not belong to the SSG baseball team or the group has arbitrarily entered into baseball team work such as recruiting players. Fans still don’t understand. Some fans are expressing their regrets through the social media of owner Jung. They are shouting “Please explain”, “For the players and for the fans”. Some fans even prepare truck protests.
The club, which had been silent, revealed the background of the appointment of the new general manager belatedly.
The following is SSG’s statement.
I would like to express my position on behalf of the SSG baseball team regarding the appointment of a new head coach.
On December 12th, general manager Ryu Seon-kyu expressed his gratitude, and a successor was quickly appointed to stabilize the organization.
According to the decision of the CEO and the board of directors, the club appointed Kim Seong-yong, head of SSG Landers Futures R&D Center, as the new general manager.
General Manager Ryu Seon-kyu played a role in achieving the ‘Wire-to-Wire’ combined victory this season, so it was regrettable that he was stubborn in saying, “I fulfilled my duty by achieving the goal of rebuilding the team for two years.”
As revealed in the press release, the club has appointed the right person for the future through a normal decision-making process and opinion convergence.
That’s why the suspicion of ‘non-profit’ raised by some is not true.
With the full support of the parent group, SSG Landers achieved a unified victory with the team and the front team united.
As a corporation and due to the nature of the baseball team, where hierarchies and autonomy coexist, it would not have been possible to achieve good grades as well as the operation itself with abnormal operation.
The club took over and established in a short time. Accordingly, we receive advice from many people inside and outside the baseball world, such as baseball veterans, related workers, media officials, managers, and public institutions, and reflect them in our operation. 안전놀이터
However, as the baseball team is also a corporation, the subject of personnel and operation is clearly specified, and decisions are made through the board of directors centered on the CEO.
The person who is mentioned in some is also just one of those who play an advisory role, and is not in any position to be involved in the personnel or operation of the club.
We apologize for causing concern as a result at a time when we need to prepare for a better next year. We will reorganize the baseball team and do our best to win the championship next year.
We will make SSG Landers loved by fans.