Professional baseball KT Wiz signed a renewal contract with coach Lee Kang-cheol, who led the team to second place in the regular season this season, with the highest treatment among active coaches.메이저놀이터
On the 11th, the KT club announced, “We have signed a contract with coach Lee Kang-cheol for a three-year contract for a total of 2.4 billion won (down payment of 600 million won, annual salary of 600 million won).”
As a result, coach Lee Kang-cheol will lead KT until the 2026 season.
Coach Lee received higher treatment than SSG Landers coach Kim Won-hyung (3-year total salary of 2.2 billion won) and LG Twins coach Yeom Kyung-yeop (3-year total salary of 2.1 billion won).
Coach Lee Kang-cheol enjoyed success wearing the KT uniform.
Coach Lee, who took office as KT’s third manager in 2019, became the club’s first team to surpass 70 wins and lead the team to a .500 win rate that year.
In the 2020 season, he succeeded in advancing to the postseason for the first time since his founding, and later renewed a 3-year contract with KT (total amount of 2 billion won, down payment of 500 million won, annual salary of 500 million won).
He rose to the ranks of great generals by leading the team to a comprehensive victory in the 2021 season. He also led the team’s advancement into fall baseball in the 2022 season.
This season, the final year of his contract renewal, looked difficult. At the beginning of the season, players were injured one after another, and at one point they fell to the bottom.
However, KT experienced a rapid rise starting in mid-June when injured players returned, and finished the regular season in second place.
The KT club highly evaluated coach Lee Kang-cheol’s leadership and gifted him a ‘3-year contract renewal’ ahead of the postseason.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol said through the club, “We were able to achieve good results thanks to the club’s generous support and efforts,” and added, “I am grateful to the club and CEO for renewing my contract, and I will guide the players with a sense of responsibility.”