Kim Tae-hyung, former Doosan manager, becomes Lotte’s commander
Former Doosan Bears manager Kim Tae-hyung has been named the 21st manager of the Lotte Giants.
“We have signed manager Kim Tae-hyung for a contract period of three years and a total of 2.4 billion won ($600,000 down payment and $600,000 annual salary),” the team said in a press release on the afternoon of the 20th.
Lotte finished the season with Lee Jong-woon as acting manager after Larry Sutton resigned for personal reasons (health), finishing seventh in the regular season and failing to reach the postseason for the sixth consecutive year.
After graduating from Shin Il-Go and Dankook University, Kim joined the OB Bears in 1990 and played professionally until 2001.
After retiring from the game, he pursued a coaching career as a battery coach for Doosan and the Eskei (SK) Wyverns (now SSG Landers), before taking over the reins of Doosan in 2015 and leading the team to seven consecutive Korean Series appearances through 2021. 바카라사이트
After the 2022 season, he stepped down as manager of Doosan and served as a baseball commentator for SBS Sports.
“I understand the weight of being the manager of the Lotte Giants,”
Kim said through the club.
I would like to thank the Lotte fans and owner Shin Dong-bin for choosing ‘Kim Tae-hyung’ as the manager of the Lotte Giants,” he said, adding, “I will repay the expectations of the fans who have been waiting for a long time and deliver results.”
Kim Tae-hyung will be inaugurated at the Lotte Hotel Busan Sapphire Room at 2 p.m. on the 24th, and will meet with the players during the final training session at Sangdong Stadium on the 25th.
Meanwhile, Lotte has terminated the contract of head coach Sung Min-kyu and is in the process of selecting a new head coach.
Sung’s “process” was front and center, but it didn’t translate into results.