KT Wiz said on the 11th, “We signed a three-year extension contract with coach Lee Kang-chul for a total of 2.4 billion won (600 million won in down payment and 600 million won in annual salary).” The total of 2.4 billion won is currently the highest treatment among the 10 professional baseball coaches.
Coach Lee Kang-chul took the helm of kt wiz for the first time in the 2019 season. Through active communication with players, they established a “one team” culture and quickly grew the team that stayed at the bottom into a strong team.
After achieving a 50% winning rate in the 2019 season, the first year of the coach, he achieved the achievement of advancing to the postseason for the first time in the 2020 season by ranking second in the regular season. In the 2021 season, he led the team to an integrated championship for the first time in the club’s history and became a leading KBO League representative.
Coach Lee Kang-chul, who was the first MVP of the Korean Series to record an integrated winning coach, was recognized for his excellent leadership, advancing to the postseason for the fourth consecutive year despite a series of injuries to the main players in the 2022 and 2023 seasons. In particular, the team’s ranking fell to 10th place due to a series of injuries early this season, but it gradually raised its ranking from June and eventually showed a miracle of finishing the season in second place in the regular season.
KT Wiz said, “Under the guidance of coach Lee Kang-chul, the team united and showed growth every season. He overcame difficult times such as players’ injuries with excellent leadership, he said. “I signed a three-year extension contract because I am a proven leader who can create a sustainable strong team loved by Suwon baseball fans.” 에볼루션 바카라사이트
Coach Lee Kang-chul, who continued his relationship with KT Wiz, said, “Since 2019, we have been able to achieve good results thanks to the club’s generous support and efforts of the team and coaching staff,” adding, “I thank the club and the CEO for re-contracting, and I will continue to guide the team with responsibility to continue to be in the strong team ranks.”