|Chung Hae Seong is the head coach of HCM City FC for the 2019 season. — Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — HCM City FC hired South Korean Chung Hae Seong as their new manager on Tuesday in HCM City.
Chung, 60, will start work this week in preparation for the new V.League season.
Mae Mua, the club’s executive director, said the contract was for one year but did not reveal Chung’s salary. Unconfirmed reports say he will earn US$20,000 per month.
Chung was fired last week as technical director by Hoàng Anh Gia Lai after one year.
Chung was on Guus Hiddink’s staff during South Korea’s run to the 2002 World Cup semi-finals alongside national team head coach Park Hang-seo.
Chung was also an assistant for his national team at the 2010 World Cup.
HCM City spent a lot of money last season but struggled and finished 12th out of 14 teams in the V.League. Their coach, former Vietnamese national team manager Toshiya Miura, was dismissed immediately after the end of the season. — VNS