Men’s professional volleyball OK Financial Group, which failed spring volleyball for two consecutive years, is contemplating the appointment of a foreign commander. OK Financial Group seems to have caught the strand as a Japanese director Ogino Massage (53).
OK Financial Group, which failed to advance to the postseason even after bringing in Leonardo Leyva Martinez (registered name Leo), the best foreign player in the 2022-23 season, said goodbye to manager Seok Jin-wook.
From the 2013-14 season, when he first jumped into the professional stage after the team was founded, coach Seok assisted former coach Kim Se-jin (currently a KBS commentator) and established a relationship with OK as the head coach.
Afterwards, he was appointed as the manager for the 2020-21 season and worked with OK for 10 seasons, but eventually left the team after finishing last season.
According to a volleyball official, it is certain that OK Financial Group will bring a foreigner to the next command tower.
In fact, it is known that coach Ogino, who was from the Japanese men’s volleyball team, was dropped. It is expected that an official announcement will be made after the club officials conclude negotiations in Japan.
Director Ogino, born in 1970, played as a player in Suntory in Japan’s V Premier League until 2009, and after retiring, he also served as manager at Suntory.
If coach Ogino takes over, he will become the second Japanese coach in the V-League. The first Japanese coach in the V-League is coach Mamoru Bandaira, who took the lead of Heungkuk Life Insurance in the women’s division in the 2010-11 season.
After joining as a coach in the 2009-10 season, he served as an acting manager and was appointed official head coach in the 2010-11 season.
On the other hand, he is the 2nd foreign manager among the 7 clubs in terms of the men’s division as a whole. Korean Air, which succeeded in winning three consecutive championships, was led by Finnish coach Tommy Tillikainen for two seasons. 스포츠토토
In the case of the women’s division, there is Heungkuk Life Insurance Marcello Abondanza (Italy) coach as a foreign commander, and Pepper Savings Bank announced the appointment of Aachen Kim from the United States.
If OK recruits coach Ogino, it is expected that the next season will see four foreign coaches active, the highest ever among 14 clubs in the men’s and women’s divisions.