I decided to break up… Vietnam, “It’s hard to find a successor to Park Hang-seo”

It seems that Vietnam is having a hard time finding a new head coach Park Hang-seo (66). 

According to Vietnam’s ‘Viet Bao’ on the 4th (Korean time), the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) announced at a meeting with local media on the 4th (Korean time) that it was having difficulty finding a command tower to replace coach Park Hang-seo. 

Coach Park Hang-seo, who took the helm of the Vietnamese adult national team and the under-23 (U-23) national team in September 2017, 스포츠토토 will expire on January 31 next year. In November 2019, it was coach Park who renewed the 2+1 contract with the Vietnam Football Association, but this time he chose to say goodbye.

Coach Park and the Vietnam national soccer team are participating in the “2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup” and are performing the “last dance” stage. Vietnam passed the group stage as first place in the group and is about to face off against Indonesia led by Shin Tae-yong in the first leg of the upcoming semi-final. 

Tran Anh Tu, vice chairman of VFF, said, “Since coach Park Hang-seo announced his farewell to Vietnam, VFF has been trying to find candidates. Currently, VFF has conducted a review of suitable candidates and a number of applications have been submitted.” After going through, the VFF Standing Committee will approach a few candidates. The most suitable candidate will sign the VFF.”

But Tran said, “We know that economic problems are never easy. To get a good coach, we have to pay a lot of money. VFF can help Vietnam target future World Cups. I will do my best to find a coach. Park’s achievements will motivate the candidates.” 

Park’s successor should ensure that Vietnam perform well at the 2023 Asian Cup, which will be held in Qatar next year. In addition, the task of reaching the finals of the 2026 World Cup, which will be expanded to 48 countries, was given. 

On the other hand, Japan’s ‘Tokyo Sports’ quoted Vietnam’s ‘Dan Viet’ on December 22, and said that the Vietnam Football Association had appointed former head coach Philippe Troussier (67), who led Japan to the round of 16 during the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. 

Former French coach Troussier led the Japanese national team from 1998 to 2002, and then went through clubs and national teams, including the Qatar national team, Marseille and Morocco national teams. From 2019 to 2021, he was in charge of Vietnam’s under-19 (U-19) national team.