Updated  
May, 09 2014 08:06:17

VFF names new head coach

The gaffer: Toshiya Miura has been appointed the new manager of the national and Olympic football squads. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF) has revealed that Toshiya Miura has been appointed the new manager of the national and Olympic football squads.

After a meeting lasting nearly 10 hours in Ha Noi yesterday, Miura agreed to a two-year deal and will begin work soon.

Miura said Vietnamese football had great potential and he understood the love and indulgence for the game by local residents.

He said it was an honour as he was the first Japanese coach to take charge of Viet Nam, describing it as a wonderful challenge.

Miura said he would do his best to help the teams to the top at the coming AFF Suzuki Cup.

Miura, who can speak English and German, will receive a much lower salary than his foreign predecessors.

The VFF will pay him about US$12,000 per month, including an apartment and travelling costs, about half what was paid to previous coaches.

VFF gave German Falko Goetz $25,000 per month while Portugese Henrique Calisto took home $22,000.

Born in 1963 in Kamaishi in Iwate Prefecture, Miura started his career as a coach at the J.League's Vegalta Sendai in 1997 after he failed to make his name as a player.

He then took charge in different clubs such as Mito HollyHock (1998), Omiya Ardija (2000-01, 2004-06), Consadole Sapporo (2007-08), Vissel Kobe (2009-10), and Ventforet Kofu (2010-11).

In his 11-year career, Miura competed more than 100 matches and was classed as a dynamic and enthusiastic coach.

The new coach will be introduced to the public tomorrow in HCM City. — VNS



Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.