Việt Nam Football Federation's Vice President Trần Quốc Tuấn and Hưng Thịnh Corporation's vice chairman of board of directors Nguyễn Văn Cường (right) at the signing ceremony in Hà Nội on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of VFF
HÀ NỘI Hưng Thịnh Corporation yesterday signed a three-year contract to pay part of the salaries of head coach Park Hang-seo’s as well his assistants.
The deal was signed with the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) in Hà Nội for 2020-22.
The South Korean extended his contract with the VFF last week. His salary was not revealed but it is said to be about US$50,000 per month.
“Football is the king sport. Recently Việt Nam’s football has strongly developed and reached remarkable achievements which has inspired the whole nation, especially the youth,” said Nguyễn Văn Cường, Hưng Thịnh Corp’s vice chairman of board of directors, yesterday.
“Park has played key role in guiding Việt Nam national teams to a higher level. He has also created the team’s unity and brought home brilliant victories, pushing Việt Nam up in Asia and the world.
“Park deserves to enjoy a higher salary and it is Hưng Thịnh’s honour to take care of part of the salaries for him and his assistants.
“I hope in the future, other enterprises will join hands to support the VFF and national football. I hope that with our help, Park and his teams will have more success, especially a berth in the 2022 World Cup and the SEA Games goal medal,” Cường said.
Hưng Thịnh Corp specialises in real estate with 17 years of experience. The company has been a regular sponsor for Vietnamese football.
Yesterday, the company representative presented the national team VNĐ1 billion as promised after beating Malaysia 1-0 in their 2022 World Cup qualifying match last month. Midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải also received VNĐ200 million for scoring the only goal of the match. VNS