Input 2020.06.29 18:00
Incheon said on the 29th, “When Yoo honorary director recently met with the club's head of the team and said he wants to be helpful to Incheon, he strongly revealed his intention to return to the scene and considered it as a candidate for the next supervision. I said.”
Yoo Sang-cheol won the team by 1-0 in an away match against Seongnam on October 19, five months after holding the baton, and was hospitalized on the 20th of the next day, showing jaundice. He reappeared in a home game against Suwon Samsung on the 27th, a week later, but on November 19 of that year, he announced that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer through official social media (SNS) such as Facebook and Instagram. On the 30th of that month, Incheon secured K-League 1 by securing 10th place with Gyeongnam 0-0. Yoo Sang-cheol expressed his appreciation for health problems on December 28 last year, and the club appointed him as honorary director on January 2 the following year.
On the 28th, on the 28th, director Lim Wan-seop took responsibility for poor performance, voluntarily resigned, and the command tower became vacant. On the 27th of the previous day, Incheon lost 0-0 to the league away game against FC Seoul and fell into a seventh straight streak. This is the first time in the club's history that seven games have been played consecutively. Incheon has been recording 2 draws and 7 losses (2 wins) since its opening. It is the only club in the K-League 1 12 that has never won a match. The ranking difference is 6 from that of Busan (11th place, 8 points). In-seong Bae, director of marketing communication at Incheon, said, “The honorary director Yoo is very worried about the crisis of the team, and he is very determined to help him directly.”
However, most of Incheon fans opposed Yoo Sang-cheol's return. I was concerned about his health. They said on Twitter and the Internet community, “If you were relegated, you shouldn't call a director (Yoo Sang-cheol) who was not cured.” In pro baseball, even a healthy director recently collapsed under stress. Even if the bishop wants to, it should be dried in the club.” On the 25th, there was a case where professional baseball coach Yeom Kyung-yeop (52), a professional baseball player, suddenly collapsed at Doug Out during a home game against Doosan. As a result of the examination, he was diagnosed as having a weak body and mind due to insufficient diet, sleep, and excessive stress. At the time, SK lost seven consecutive losses and fell to the ninth place in the league.
The Incheon club also refused to return, considering he is still fighting. "We are also deeply concerned about the health of the honorary director Yu, who is also a “World Cup semi-final hero,” and decided that it is time to focus on treatment rather than devoting himself to the team,” said Bae.