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Beloved S.Korean manager extends contract with Vietnam’s football governing body

Tuesday, November 05, 2019, 17:05 GMT+7
Beloved S.Korean manager extends contract with Vietnam’s football governing body
Vietnam national football team’s manager Park Hang Seo is seen in this photo. Photo: T.L. / Tuoi Tre

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has successfully renewed a contract with South Korean manager Park Hang Seo, who has led the country’s football to unprecedented achievements over the last couple of years.

VFF Chairman Le Khanh Hai told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday afternoon that the official ceremony for the signing between VFF and Park Hang Seo will be held in Hanoi on Thursday.

Under the new contract, Park will continue to lead Vietnam’s national football team for three more years.

Park Hang Seo accepted the Vietnam job in late 2017, with his contract with the VFF due to expire on January 31, 2020.

During his spell, Vietnam finished second at the under-23 Asian championship in January last year, claimed the fourth-place of the Asian Games tournament in August, and most remarkably, won the trophy of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup in December.

The 60-year-old South Korean also led the national team to the quarterfinals of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar in January, their first achievement this year.

With such a string of accomplishments, it is without doubt that Vietnam will never want to lose this football boss.

As the VFF previously voiced concern that they faced financial difficulty in extending Park’s contract, several enterprises have expressed their willingness to pay the South Korean coach.

According to a source close to Tuoi Tre, a big enterprise in Vietnam signed a deal with the VFF to pay Park Hang Seo.

Currently, Park and the Vietnam team are running their campaign in Asia’s second qualifying round for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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