Wednesday, July 24 2019


Thắng resigns as coach of Thanh Hóa FC

Update: July, 01/2019 - 20:23


Nguyễn Hữu Thắng became the sixth V.League 1coach to resign or be sacked in 2019. — VNA/VNS Photo 

HÀ NỘI — Thanh Hóa FC coach Nguyễn Đức Thắng has resigned from his post.

"Thanh Hoá and Thắng signed an agreement ending our contract this morning," said Thanh Hoá President Nguyễn Văn Đệ. "In football, it is normal to see coaches coming and leaving. We will have new coach and everything is fine."

The separation was attributed to a disagreement between Thắng and Đệ over training and recruitment methods for the second half of the V.League 1 season, which will begin in a week.

"I do not take part on the field. But as the president taking responsibility for the team's achievement I need to know the details of player transfers," Đệ said.

"Tactics and playing style are controlled by the head coach but he must inform the President who not only provides financing but also supervises all of the club's activities," Đệ said. "In general, people should follow this rule; anyone who cannot do it should leave."

Thắng, 43, took charge of the team last April. The former national team defender played a key role in helping Thanh Hóa finish second last season.

This year, Thanh Hóa lost their major supporter, FLC Group, causing many of their important players such as goalkeeper Bùi Tiến Dũng, striker Vũ Minh Tuấn and midfielder Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng to depart.

Playing without them, Thắng was still able to guide Thanh Hoá to fifth place after 13 matches with 18 points.

However the team lost 1-2 to Hải Phòng in the National Cup on June 29 and were eliminated from the tournament.

Thắng is the sixth V.League manager to lose their job this season.

Thanh Hóa will soon sign Vũ Quang Bảo as their new head coach.

Bảo used to coach for Military Zone 4, Navibank Sài Gòn, Cần Thơ and Quảng Nam. He also led Thanh Hoá from September 2014 to March 2015. — VNS

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