|Long An Football Club chairman Võ Thành Nhiệm hands over the jersey No 11 to striker Nguyễn Anh Đức.(right) — Photo nld.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Former top national team striker Nguyễn Anh Đức has inked a one-year contract with V.League 2 club Long An.
The 35-year-old has joined Long An as a player and a member of the coaching staff.
The former player of Bình Dương is about to complete the A coaching class held by the Việt Nam Football Federation, so the contract signed between Long An and Đức has a provision for him to become an assistant coach.
"Đức joined Long An to continue to maintain his passion for football. In addition to being a player, he is also able to pass on his experience to young players on the pitch as well as in real life. So the team decided to create conditions for Đức to assume the role of assistant,” said Võ Thành Nhiệm, chairman of Long An Football Club.
Đức is hoped to greatly improve Long An's attack in an effort to win promotion to the V.League 1 for the 2023 season.
According to the club’s technical director Ngô Quang Sang, Đức’s experience is extremely valuable, which can help young players improve for the goal of winning promotion in the 2022 season.
"Long An want to be back in the V.League 1 in 2023. Particularly for the 2021 season to start, we only aim to get the best results possible. To complete that goal, Long An need to invest a lot in human factors.
“Đức is an experienced player with many years of playing for Bình Dương and the Vietnamese national team. His presence means a lot for the future of Long An club,” said Sang.
Đức played for Bình Dương in the national top-flight from 2006 to 2019, scoring 116 goals in 335 matches. He won four V.League 1 titles, four National Super Cups and two National Cups.
He was a key part of the national team that won the AFF Cup 2018 and in the Asian Games 2019.
After leaving Bình Dương, he played for Hoàng Anh Gia Lai in the V.League 1 last season but didn’t score any goals. — VNS