South Korean Park Hang-seo (centre) and officials of the Việt Nam Football Federation at the contract signing ceremony on Thursday in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of VFF
HÀ NỘI — Park Hang-seo has extended his contract to coach the Vietnamese national and U23 team until 2022.
The three-year-contract between the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) and the South Korean coach was signed on Thursday morning in Hà Nội.
Park's salary was not revealed but has been reported at about US$50,000 per month, which would make him the highest-paid coach in the nation's history.
"I am proud to be coach of Việt Nam," said Park at the signing ceremony.
"I love Vietnamese football and I love my players. It is my sincere love. At this moment, I feel more heavy responsibility but I promise to try harder to reach more success and meet people's expectations," he said through an interpreter.
Park, 60, will take charge of both the national team and the U23 squad in his next reign. He is expected to help Việt Nam win SEA Games gold for the first time this year in the Philippines.
In the coming years, the South Korean will hope to keep Việt Nam on top of the region and record good results in continental competitions.
In two years in Việt Nam, Park has led the national team to win the AFF Cup, finishing fourth at the Asian Games and reached the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup, while the U23 side came second in the Asian championship.
Currently, Việt Nam are undefeated in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. VNS