Manager Bruno Raj (46, Portugal), who has led the Wolverhampton Wanderers, the team of national striker Hwang Hee-chan (26), has resigned due to poor performance.
Wolverhampton of the English Premier League announced on the 3rd (hereafter Korean time) that they had “broken up with Raj” on the club’s website.
Wolverhampton President Jeff C. Raj said: “He is a great leader, a hardworking and dedicated manager, a warm, wise and honest man.
“Honestly I have no doubts about his abilities and I am confident that he will succeed anywhere,” he said
Raj, who has taken on the role of Wolverhampton Nunu Espiritu Santo manager since June 2021, led the team to 10th place in the 2021-2022 season, his first year as a manager in the Premier League.
He also received the Premier League Manager of the Month award in January this year.
As mentioned by the club, they raised young players like Maximilian Kilman and Rayan Anit-Nuri, and brought in Jose Sa and Matteus Nunis to strengthen their power.
However, at the start of the 2022-2023 season, Wolverhampton fell into relegation, contrary to expectations.
Wolverhampton have just 6 points from 8 games with 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses.
After losing 0-2 to West Ham United on the 2nd and falling to 18th, which is the relegation zone among the 20 teams, the club pulled the knife from replacing the manager at the start of the season in the end.
With Raj’s resignation, Korean soccer fans can’t help but be interested in how Hwang Hee-chan’s position in the team will change.
Raj Hwang Hee-chan signed for Wolverhampton in August last year.
Hwang Hee-chan, who was in Leipzig (Germany) at the time, signed a one-season loan contract with Wolverhampton, including a full transfer option.
In January this year, five months after that, he made a full transfer and signed a new contract with a contract period until 2026.
Wolverhampton, who now have to find a new manager after ending their association with Raj, announced that coach Steve Davis and James Collins will prepare an away game against Chelsea on the 8th.