Director Choi Kang-hee took the baton of Shandong Taishan, which recently caused controversy over match-fixing charges.
On the 16th (Korean time), Shandong announced a contract with coach Choi Kang-hee through an official channel. The specific contract period and salary were not disclosed.
Recently, Shandong was embroiled in a match-fixing scandal. Director Hao Wei was arrested for misconduct. South Korean national team midfielder Son Jun-ho has also been detained and investigated by the Liaoning Provincial Public Security Authority since the 12th. In a tumultuous atmosphere, coach Choi Kang-hee took the helm of Shandong. 안전놀이터
Shandong currently ranks 11th out of 16 teams in the Chinese Super League with 1 win, 4 draws, 2 losses and 7 points from 7 matches. Last year, they placed second in the league, but this season, the match-fixing controversy has led to a somewhat chaotic situation, with some of the players under investigation.
Coach Choi Kang-hee is a master general who developed the team into a K-League strongman in name and reality during the Jeonbuk Hyundai era. He continued his leadership career in China from 2018 to 2021. He went through the managerial positions of Tianjin Quan Zhen, Daren Yifang and Shanghai Shenhua. He was headed to Shandong after taking a break after August 2021.