“I also babble at the stadium…”
Shin Tae-yong (53), the coach of the Indonesian national soccer team, laughed ‘heh heh’ as he remembered the old days. Director Shin recently produced another ‘issue’ in the K-League. Shin Jae-won (25), the “eldest son” of Shin coach, joined Seongnam FC ahead of the 2023 season and wrote an interesting record. Coach Shin played for Seongnam during his time as a player and rose to the ranks of ‘legends’. After his retirement, he also managed Seongnam. His son also played in a place where the scent of coach Shin remained intact.
Director Shin said, “I liked it when Jaewon said he was going to Seongnam. It sounds too simple, but it’s because it’s close to home. The training ground is also close. It’s a 3-5 minute walk. I wonder if I can do more personal training as my commute time has been reduced. Seongnam built a clubhouse, and I heard that the facilities are very good,” he laughed.
He said, “It seems that the fans greet Jaewon as ‘Bob’. When Jaewon was young, he was very cute. His mother dressed him in many colorful clothes. He also babbled at the stadium. He even rode a stroller to the stadium. Fans at the time They took great care of Jaewon, calling him ‘Shin Tae-yong’s son’ and ‘Shin Tae-yong’s son.’ He told me calmly, “I have no place to stand anymore. I will have to stop exercising.”
Shin Jae-won said, “I am grateful to join Seongnam. Seongnam is a special team for me. Of course, there is pressure. My father is a Seongnam legend.
Seo Jeong-won, coach of Chengdu Rongcheng (53), is also in the same position as coach Shin. Director Seo’s “youngest son” Seo Dong-han (22) 먹튀검증challenged himself to the pros wearing the uniform of Suwon Samsung this season. Coach Seo played for Suwon in the past and took over the leadership of Suwon after his retirement as a player. Coach Seo said, “I was both happy and worried when Dong-han said he would join Suwon. Dong-han came from a youth club in Suwon and came to the pro team. It’s meaningful. But the professional world is hard. It’s a rough road. As a player, now it’s really real. I have to say that I jumped into soccer. Especially, I, the son of a footballer like coach Shin Tae-yong, will feel burdened. I am always called ‘someone’s son.’ “he said.
He said, “To be honest, I’ve never seen Donghan play properly. I couldn’t take care of him from the side. I’m sorry I didn’t pay attention to him. But it’s great to see him quietly and silently working on his own without complaint. A pro is several times better than he has been walking so far.” It will be a tough fight. You have to be strong. You have to go through it to grow into a good player.”
Prior to director Shin Tae-yong and Seo Jeong-won, there was someone who experienced the same situation. Kim Ki-dong (52) is the manager of the Pohang Steelers. Coach Kim experienced players and coaches in Pohang. Since 2019, he has been leading the team as head coach. His son, Kim Jun-ho (21), has been playing for Pohang since 2021 with Pohang’Sunggol Youth’.
Director Kim said, “I know that there are not many cases in which a son plays in a team where a father is the manager in sports. Junho is a player who grew up in Pohang youth. It is meaningful to step on the steel yard (Pohang’s home stadium) following in his father’s footsteps. I consider it an honor. In an interview after the 2021 Asian Champions League (ACL) semi-finals, to the fans He said, ‘We are a family.’ Fans say, ‘If it’s a family, the director’s son is the son,’ and I think they call him ‘the son,'” and laughed.
Lee Eul-yong (48), general manager of the Yongin City Football Center, said both his sons are playing for FC Seoul. Coach Lee spent his career as a player in Seoul, and also served as an acting coach. The eldest son Lee Tae-seok (21) will join in 2021, and the second son Lee Seung-jun (19) is about to make his debut.
Lee Tae-seok said, “Everyone knows that my father is Lee Eul-yong. I always have that thought. You have to work hard,” he said. Lee Seung-jun said, “My father is my father, my brother is my brother, and I am me. As my father advised, ‘if you work hard like in high school, an opportunity will come someday’, I will work hard.”