|Foreign expertise: Chung Hae-seong (centre) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with representatives of Hoàng Anh Gia Lai yesterday in South Korea. — Photo vnecdn.net|
HÀ NỘI — V.League 1 side Hoàng Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) will sign a two-year contract with South Korean coach Chung Hae-seong, the club has announced. Under the contract, Chung will be the team’s technical director.
The 59-year-old Chung was chief assistant coach of the South Korean national team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. After that, Chung was assistant coach of Guus Hiddink’s South Korea national team competing in the 2002 South Korea-Japan World Cup.
Alongside coach Huh Jung-moo, he led the South Korean team to round 16 in the 2010 South Africa World Cup.
From 2003-07, he led Jeju United FC to second place in the 2004 FA cup, fourth place in the 2005 K-league and semi-final places in the 2007 FA cup. From 2010 to 2012, Chung trained Jeonnam Dragons FC.
HAGL will officially sign the contract with Chung on October 18 in HCM City. Chung’s first match with HAGL will be against Quảng Nam at the Vietnamese national premier league on October 21.
At present, HAGL rank 12 out of 14 teams in the league with 20 points after 20 rounds. — VNS