Coach Phan Thanh Hùng will lead Bình Dương in the V.League 1 2021. Photo goal.com
HÀ NỘI — After saying goodbye to Quảng Ninh Coal after four years in charge, coach Phan Thanh Hùng has been hired to coach BEcamex Bình Dương from the 2021 football season.
"Bình Dương’s leading board contacted me and I agreed to lead the team from the 2021 season,” said Hùng.
The former national team boss, who guided Quảng Ninh to fourth place in the V.League 1 2020, said Bình Dương had tried to hire him many times in the past.
Bình Dương have won the national premier league four times in 2007, 2008, 2014 and 2015.
After saying goodbye to veterans Nguyễn Anh Đức and Bùi Tấn Trường, Bình Dương put their faith in a group of promising young players such as Nguyễn Tiến Linh and Nguyễn Trần Việt Cường last season and struggled to a sixth-place finish with 28 points in 20 games.
Coach Hùng is very good at developing young players, building a game based on the philosophy of controlling the ball. Before coming to Quảng Ninh in 2016, the 60-year-old coach led Hà Nội FC to V.League titles in 2010 and 2013 and won the Super Cup in 2010.
Earlier, Hùng played Quảng Nam Đà Nẵng (now SHB Da Nang) and won the national football championship in 1992 with Quảng Nam Đà Nẵng. He and his team reached the semi-finals of the Asian Cup Winners' Cup in 1992, the best result of a Vietnamese team in the continental event.
He was called up to the national team in 1993 to compete in the 1994 World Cup qualifying round at the age of 33 and scored a goal for the Vietnamese team in a 2-3 defeat to Singapore. After that, he also participated in the SEA Games 17.
Hùng coached the national team in 2012 but resigned after a poor performance in the 2012 AFF Cup. — VNS