Lotte Giants head coach Lee Jong-woon will serve as acting manager.

On the 28th, Lotte said, “After the match against KT Wiz held at Sajik Stadium on the 27th, Sutton expressed his resignation as manager due to health reasons.” . Lotte decided not to appoint a new head coach for the rest of the season, and to continue with head coach Lee Jong-woon’s acting manager system.

Lotte fell into a pit of seven consecutive losses. The team atmosphere is also not good, and as a result, there was even a vacancy in the command tower. As of the 28th, Lotte ranked 7th with a win rate of 0.463 with 50 wins and 58 losses. The momentum that went up to first place at the beginning of the season has gone nowhere, and it is unclear whether Lotte will advance to the postseason. It is because they are 5 games behind KIA Tigers in 5th place. Acting manager Lee Jong-woon was in charge of resolving the chaotic atmosphere.

This is not the first time coach Lee Jong-woon has led the Lotte team. He was appointed as the 16th manager of Lotte in 2015 and led the team. But I don’t have good memories either. At the time, coach Lee Jong-woon suffered the pain of being hardened after a year because of the responsibility for poor grades.

Lee Jong-woon, who left Lotte and went through SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) head coach Yook Sung-gun and second-team manager, returned as Lotte Futures team manager ahead of this season. Acting Assistant Lee Jong-woon, who has been working hard on nurturing players in the 2nd team, moved to the head coach of the 1st team as the coaching staff was reorganized on June 27th.안전놀이터

Acting manager Lee Jong-woon, who returned to Sajik Stadium wearing a Lotte uniform, did not hide his overwhelming emotions. In an interview with reporters at the time, Acting Assistant Lee Jong-woon said, “The head coach is a position that has to play a middle role between the coaching staff and the players. It’s the wind,” he said.

It is Lee Jong-woon who has now taken the baton, not the procedure coach. A graduate of Gyeongnam High School and Donga University, he joined Lotte in the 14th overall in the second round in 1989, and led Lotte to win the Korean Series in 1992. He is the last winning member of Lotte.

Acting Lee Jong-woon became the temporary commander of Lotte, which was in crisis. Lotte has 36 games left this season. It is still too early to give up fall baseball. If the atmosphere is raised again, Lotte can also step on the postseason stage. Attention is focusing on whether acting Lee Jong-woon can lead Lotte’s rebound.

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