|Phan Văn Tài Em becomes head coach of Sài Gòn FC. — Photo bongdaplus.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Sài Gòn FC announced the hiring of former national team midfielder Phan Văn Tài Em as their head coach at the weekend.
Tài had agreed to leave Long An FC at the end of last season to work as Lư Đình Tuấn’s assistant at Sài Gòn FC, the latter seeming set to leave HCM City FC to take up the position.
But Tuấn in the last minutes refused the position, then the club tapped Tài, 35, as the head coach, replacing his former teammate Nguyễn Đức Thắng.
The team hope to sign goalkeeper coach Nguyễn Đức Cảnh, who just finished a successful tournament with the national under-23 squad in China, to fill out their coaching ranks.
The club will hold a ceremony to introduce their new head coach later this week.
Sài Gòn FC finished fifth in the 2017 V.League season. — VNS