The Kirin confirm that Yoon Jong-hwan has been appointed as new head coach for the balance of 2019 and into the future in today's press conference at the SCG Stadium.


The Kirin were looking for a replacement coach when Coach "Bae", Pairoj Borwonwatanadilok, resigned after the early performance in the 2019 season did not meet expectations.

As a result the Board approved the signing of South Korean Yoon Jong-Hwan as the club's new head coach, who brings plenty of experience as a top level player and manager to the squad.

As a midfielder, Yoon represented his country internationally with 40 appearances, and has played with clubs in Japan and Korea before turning to coaching roles, most recently with J.League team Cerezo Osaka, where in 2017 he was the J.League's Manager of the Year.

SCG Muangthong United's Director of Football Ronnarit Suewaja commented that, "For the Kirin, this is the first time to have a non-Thai Asian Head Coach, and we see this as the development of football in the region and for our club as well."

Kirin Press Conference - April 19, 2019

Yoon Jong-Hwan commented that, "My ambition has been to coach in Europe, and I've been developing myself with this in mind. When the chance came to join SCG Muangthong United, I knew I had to take this opportunity first."

When asked about whether or not this was a stressful role to take on, Yoon responded, "Well, what do you think?"

Yoon has precious time to prepare his squad for the Kirin's next match, which is against League leading Port FC, Saturday April 20th, 7PM kickoff.

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