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Yoon Sung-hyo is sacked (update 1.0)

It has emerged this morning that Busan IPark manager Yoon Sung-hyo has been sacked by the club following the 1-1 draw with Suwon. The club is in a terrible run of form that has seen them pick up just a solitary point in their last six matches, and hasn't won a game in over a month (last win on June 3 vs Ulsan).

Yoon Sung-hyo has been sacked as Busan manager. Photo courtesy of kleague.com via Naver

Yoon was appointed Busan manager prior to the 2013 season. He was a popular pick as Yoon had grown up in nearby Gimhae and had spent two seasons with the club as a player when it was Daewoo Royals in the 90's.

Yoon Sung-hyo's league record with Busan

2013: 5th place, 14-10-14, 52p (1.4 pts per game)
2014: 8th place, 10-13-15, 43p (1.1 pts per game)
2015: 11th place, 4-5-13, 17p (0.8 pts per game)
Overall: 28-28-42, 28.6% win percentage, 1.1 pts per game

Yoon Sung-hyo's KFA Cup record with Busan

2013: Semifinal, lost 1-3 to Jeonbuk Hyundai
2014: Quarterfinal, lost 1-2 to FC Seoul a.e.t
2015: Round of 32, lost 2-3 to Gangwon FC

In both cases a clear trend has emerged - the gradual decline of the team's performances under Yoon. I can't remember at this point if the post made it to publish, but I pondered the need to sack Yoon a couple months ago. Yoon seemed clearly unable to find his ideal XI and his constant tinkering and switching of formations surely can't have helped. Even now, other than Lee Bum-young, Lee Gyeong-ryeol, and Joo Se-jong, I couldn't tell you who Yoon prefers in his XI. Yoon has used a 3-5-2, 3-4-3, 4-5-1, and 4-3-3 formation this season.

It has not been reported who will take over the team for the rest of the season, and to be honest I'm not sure who the team will turn to. I fear though that, despite Ulsan being poor, it will be too little too late for Busan, and they will not be able to haul themselves out of the relegation playoff spot. However, this is where the split-format can be a good thing. Last season Busan played very well in those five games against the relegation rivals and put a good bit of space between them and the droppers. A similar run could possibly get them out of trouble again.

<UPDATE>
The club has announced that coaching staff member Denis Iwamura will take over the manager position on an interim basis. This will be Iwamura's first full managerial position having served as a coach with Daegu FC, Santos, and Curitiba. Iwamura joined the Busan coaching staff in 2013.

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