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National football team appoints new coach

Update: September, 30/2017 - 05:00
Park Hang Seo. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — South Korean Park Hang Seo will be the Việt Nam national football team’s new head coach, the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) announced yesterday.

The 58-year-old coach Park will also take charge of the U23 team.

VFF representatives negotiated with Park in South Korea yesterday and the two sides agreed a contract which will be officially signed next month.

Seo was an assistant of the South Korean national team in World Cup in 1994 and 2002. As the top assistant to coach Guus Hiddink, Park played a role in South Korea’s fourth place finish in the 2002 tournament, the best an Asian side has ever performed  in the competition.

After that, Park coached his country’s U23 team to a bronze medal at the Asian Games in Busan, South Korea in 2002. He has also managed professional teams such as Gyeongnam FC, Chunnam Dragons, Sangju Sangmu Phoenix and Changwon FC. — VNS


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