Coach Choi Kang-hee, who took the helm of Shandong Taishan, a Chinese professional football team, conducted the first training session.
The Shandong club said on its homepage that coach Choi had a meeting with the players and conducted training for the first time.
Coach Choi, who shook hands with world-class midfielder Marouane Fellaini and other players in turn, watched the training with coach Kim Hyun-min, who has been with him since the Jeonbuk Hyundai era.
Meanwhile, South Korean national team midfielder Son Jun-ho from Shandong was detained on the 12th and is under investigation by the public security on charges of ‘bribing non-state actors’.
Coach Choi was appointed as the head coach of Shandong in a tumultuous atmosphere where former coaches and key players were caught by the public security.
Shandong has only 1 win, 4 draws and 2 losses (7 points) in the opening 7 matches, and is in 11th place among 16 teams in the Super League 스포츠토토.