Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton) is guided by coach Gary O’Neill (40).
Wolverhampton announced on the official website on the 10th (Korean time) that “O’Neill was appointed as the club’s new command tower.” Wolverhampton signed a three-year contract with O’Neill.
Regarding coach O’Neill, Wolverhampton said, “He is the youngest coach in the 21st century club and is the British coach who officially leads the team in six years. He explained that he had experience playing and coaching in the English Premier League (EPL).”
Born in 1983, coach O’Neill played for several teams including Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and West Ham United as a player. In 2020, he took on the position of head coach of the Liverpool U-23 (Under-23) team and took his first steps as a leader.
In September 2022, coach O’Neill, who was appointed acting manager of AFC Bournemouth, signed a formal supervision contract with good grades at the time. He, who led Bournemouth to stay in the EPL, broke up at the end of the 2022-23 season. After about two months of being invincible, he took over the Wolverhampton baton.
On the 9th, Wolverhampton, who announced their breakup with manager Hulen Lopetegui, announced the appointment of O’Neill in just one day. It is known that there was a big difference of opinion between the club and manager Lopetegui, and both sides agreed to terminate the contract.
Wolverhampton general manager Matt Hobbs, who brought O’Neill on, said: “O’Neill is a motivated young coach and we are thrilled to see what he can achieve with us at Wolverhampton. He believes O’Neill will be successful with our team.” 메이저사이트
General Manager Matt Hobbs said, “Everyone at Wolverhampton is looking forward to welcoming Coach O’Neill.”
Hwang Hee-chan, who was trusted under coach Lopetegi, entered a new competitive system. Hwang Hee-chan performed well under the Lopetegui coach system, scoring 4 goals in 19 games. Despite his frequent injuries, coach Lope Tegui gave him faith. However, with the arrival of a new head coach, he was put in a situation where he had to be the starting pitcher at zero base.