Coach Park renews his contract

HanoiOn the eve of the Japan match in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, coach Park Hang-seo agreed to stick with Vietnamese football for another year, lasting until January 31, 2023.

Park Hang-seo is the most successful coach in Vietnamese football history when he won both the AFF Cup and the SEA Games gold medal.  Photo: Lam Thoa

Park Hang-seo is the most successful coach in Vietnamese football history, winning both the AFF Cup championship and the SEA Games gold medal. Photo: Lam Tho

The agreement was reached on the afternoon of November 10, based on the activation of a clause in the contract signed two years ago. Accordingly, the Korean military leader has the right to decide whether or not to extend it for another year. He will keep the regimes, including the salary is said to be more than 50,000 USD per month after tax.

The current contract is valid until January 31, 2021. According to sources of VnExpressDespite losing the first four matches in the final qualifying round of the World Cup 2022 – Asia region, VFF still wants to soon complete the contract extension with Coach Park. However, he repeatedly delayed the decision-making time.

Besides the ongoing World Cup qualifiers, the two immediate goals of Coach Park are to defend the AFF Cup and SEA Games gold medals – an event that will take place in Vietnam in the second quarter of 2022.

Coach Park came to Vietnamese football at the end of 2017, and continuously achieved success with a silver medal at the 2018 Asian U23 Championship, won the AFF Cup 2019, entered the quarterfinals of the 2019 Asian Cup, won a gold medal at the 2019 SEA Games and brought the team The team entered the final qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup for the first time.

The breakthrough success in Vietnam brought Coach Park many financial benefits, as well as attention in Asia. He was repeatedly contacted to lead the Indonesian, Thai or even Korean teams. However, the military leader born in 1957 affirmed that he only wanted to stay in Vietnam.

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