Head coach Hong Myung Bo stays with Ulsan for three more years
“We will solidify the K League leading club”
Head coach Hong Myung-bo (54-photo) will remain at the helm of professional soccer’s Ulsan for three more years. Ulsan announced on Feb. 2 that it has extended Hong’s contract by three years until the 2026 season. Hong, who made his debut as a K League manager in the 2021 season, was under contract until this season. “Coach Hong has led Ulsan well based on his ability, discernment and football know-how as a leader, and we expect him to contribute great strength to the development of Ulsan in the future,” said Ulsan. “As we move forward to win the first back-to-back league titles in the club’s history, Coach Hong’s extension will provide new motivation for the second half of the season.”
Hong led Ulsan to their first K League 1 title in 17 years last season. With three career K League titles under his belt, Ulsan is cruising to its first back-to-back titles this season. After opening the season with a franchise-record six straight wins to start the season, Ulsan has been dominant since taking the lead in the third round. Ulsan has 56 points (18 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses) after two days, 12 points clear of second-place Pohang (44 points). There are 14 games left until the end of the league.
“If the past time was a time to understand and build the team, 한국야동 I will strive to establish Ulsan as a representative club in the K League,” Hong said of his re-signing.