Will the master with a brilliant career start a new volleyball life in the V-League?
Heungkuk Life Insurance currently does not have a captain. Head coach Kwon Soon-chan, who had been with him this season, was fired from former general manager Kim Yeo-il because the club and the team wanted to go in a different direction. Afterwards, coach Lee Young-soo took over as acting manager, but left the team after playing only one game and putting down the baton.
Afterwards, Kim Ki-joong, head coach of Sunseon Girls’ High School, was brought in to quickly reorganize the team, but coach Kim Ki-joong, who felt burdened by the endless controversy, decided not to hold the baton. In the end, coach Kim Dae-kyung, who was the third coach in the team this season, is currently leading the team as acting manager.
Fortunately, the coaching staff, including coach Kim Dae-gyeong, and veterans such as Kim Yeon-kyung, Kim Hae-ran, and Kim Mi-yeon are working hard together. In the home game on the 15th, they defeated Pepper Savings Bank 3-0 and took the lead after 106 days. However, it is impossible to live without supervision forever. The club conducted an interview with a leader who would quickly rectify the team, and a manager emerged as a strong candidate.
This is coach Marcelo Abondanza, who is also familiar to Korean volleyball fans. The Turkish media Volleyball Magazine recently said, “Turkey Airlines and coach Abondanza, who have been together since the 2019-20 season, have parted ways by mutual agreement. Manager Abondanza is known to have reached a contract agreement with Heungkuk Life Insurance for the next season.”
Director Abondanza was born in 1970 and is from Italy. His full-fledged coaching career began in 1996, and in 2003 he took on his first coaching job at Scavolini Pesaro in his home league. Afterwards, he continued his managerial role in his home league and also coached the Bulgarian national team from 2011 to 2014.
In particular, from 2013 to 2017, he played with Kim Yeon-kyung at Fenerbahce in the Turkiye League. They won the league in 2014-15 and 2016-17 and the European Volleyball Federation (CEV) Champions League in 2015-16. In the 2013-14 season, he also lifted the CEV Cup championship cup. 온라인카지노
Since then, he has been coaching the Canadian national team, the Polish league, the Italian league, and more recently, the Turkish League Turkish Airlines team and the Greek women’s volleyball team.
An official from Heungkuk Life Insurance said, “One of the candidates we talked to has not yet written a contract or decided anything.”
After Abondanza left, Turkish Airlines quickly found a new manager. Volleyball Magazine said, “Turkey Airlines has appointed Jose Roberto Guimaraes (Ze Roberto), who is said to be one of the best coaches in the world, as a new leader.” The Heungkuk Life Insurance club also knows that coach Je Roberto has come as the new coach of Turkish Airlines after Abondanza left.
An official from Heungkuk Life Insurance said, “Currently, nothing has been decided due to the strong earthquake in Turkiye. We will issue a press release as soon as something is decided.”
If director Abon Danza comes, he will become the director with the most spectacular career. Indeed, director Abondanza is looking forward to whether he will unfold a new volleyball life at Heungkuk Life Insurance.