The storm after the resignation of SSG general manager Ryu Seon-kyu is strong.
On the 12th, general manager Ryu Seon-gyu conveyed his intention to resign to the Shinsegae Baseball Team. After stepping into the baseball world as 토토 an employee of the LG Twins club in 1997, Ryu moved to SK Wyverns, the predecessor of SSG, in 2001. After going through PR, operation, strategic planning, and marketing departments, general manager Ryu Seon-gyu rose to the position of SK general manager in 2020. He worked for a club for 21 years, continuing as general manager even after the team changed to SSG Landers in 2021.
After taking office as general manager, general manager Ryu Seon-gyu worked hard to stabilize the power by recruiting free agents and signing non-FA multi-year contracts for the first time in the KBO league. As a result, SSG won the KBO League’s first ‘Wire-to-Wire’ championship two years after its founding and was honored with a combined championship.
Director Ryu, who was contacted by ‘My Daily’ on the evening of the 12th, said, “When I took over as general manager two years ago, my goal was to rebuild within two years. I have achieved it. I think I have fulfilled my duty.” It seems that a change is necessary. I decided that it was time for a change.”
General manager Ryu had to leave the team he had been in for 21 years. Regarding this, he said, “It’s a place where I’ve been very affectionate. I’ve been very affectionate, but I’m also in my 50s. I thought I’d have to leave someday.” I feel comfortable doing it,” he said.
However, I couldn’t help but be surprised by the sudden resignation of general manager Ryu Seon-gyu. This is because a person who appeared at several awards ceremonies until last week has left. Some argued that a person unrelated to the parent company was involved in running the baseball team.
Upon hearing the news, SSG fans directly demanded an explanation from owner Jeong Yong-jin. Owner Jeong Yong-jin posted a comment on social media (SNS) and demanded an explanation. However, owner Jeong Yong-jin, who usually communicates with fans through social media, is responding with silence. The post was deleted after many comments from fans asking for clarification.
As the aftermath of the resignation of general manager Seon-gyu Ryu has intensified, the issue of appointing a new manager seems to have not been resolved yet. An SSG official said, “The new leader has not yet been confirmed.”