|Philippe Troussier arrived in Hà Nội on February 26. He will sign a three-year contract to coach the national football team and U23 side. Photos of VFF|
HÀ NỘI — Frenchman Philippe Troussier landed Hà Nội on February 26, ready to take the hot seat of the national football team.
Troussier, accompanied by his assistant Moulay Lahsen Azzeggouarh Wallen, was surprised at the welcome by a crowd of supporters and reporters at the Nội Bài National Airport.
"I am happy to return to Việt Nam, a country that I have already known," said Troussier after two years away since his last task.
"I am proud to be the head coach of Việt Nam national team. It is a big honour for me. I will have many missions in the future. I am full of energy in this return and now I am ready for them."
Troussier will officially sign a three-year deal with the Việt Nam Football Federation on February 27 morning in Hà Nội
The 67-year-old tactician will take charge of both the national team and the U23 squad.
He requires a crew of more than 10 assistants, most of them used worked with him since he led the U19 Việt Nam and worked at the PVF Football Centre as a technical director. VNS