SEOUL - The new chief of Korea's domestic
football league wants fans to show greater support for the
K-League games, saying they are of greater quality than
"Koreans are too focused on international games," Chung
Mong-gyu told Dong-A Ilbo newspaper on Thursday as he stepped up
as the ninth head of the league. "I'm personally convinced that
the K-league has better games than international competition.
Please pay more attention to the K-League."
Chung, who has been managing professional teams such as
Ulsan Hyundai, Jeonbuk and Busan since 1989, said he intended to
provide better service for the fans and help domestic clubs
become financially independent in his three-year term.
"Clubs, players, coaches and coaching staff should be
prepared to show good games to fans like a singer on stage," he
Chung is also looking to increase demand for sports content
by introducing more channels and securing good broadcasting
His predecessor Kwak Chung-hwan had stepped down earlier
this month with one year left on his term, saying he was taking
responsibility for declining attendance and television ratings,
and for lacklustre corporate interest in the league.
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