VFF confident coach Park Hang-seo will extend current contract

Wednesday, 2019-06-19 17:27:14
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National team coach Park Hang-seo.
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NDO/VNA – National team coach Park Hang-seo is close to signing a new contract, according to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).

VFF President Le Khanh Hai said on June 18 that his deal is expected to be extended in the near future.

“I have found no reason preventing us from extending the contract with Park Hang-seo,” said Hai in a meeting with the media in Hanoi.

The president said they can and would pay higher salary for the Korean coach and is confident Park will stay in charge of the Vietnam national teams.

“We will appeal to enterprises and organisations to help us pay for Park. He deserves to have a good salary for what he has done for us. The Federation is working hard to find the best possible plan which fits his huge contribution.

“This time we will not only discuss with Park but also his assistants who played key roles in Vietnam’s football development,” Hai said.

Park’s salary of about US$20,000 is paid by Hoang Anh Gia Lai boss Doan Nguyen Duc, who is former VFF vice president in charge of finance. He invited Park to Vietnam.

Park started his job in Vietnam in October, 2017. The deal will end on January 31, 2020.

The two sides will talk three months ahead of his current contract expiring.

But after his success, it seems Park is a wanted man. Reports suggest his has been offered four times his current deal to move to Thailand.

In a recent meeting with Vietnamese supporters, Park said he was moved by his love of the fans. “I had the privilege to work in Vietnam and I received much love from Vietnamese supporters, so I must be responsible for that,” he said.

“The process for the contract is quite complicated. I have authorised my representative to come to an agreement with the Federation.”

Park will lead the national team in the second round of the 2022 World Cup qualifier, Asia zone, in September and October. In November, he will guide the U22 team as they search for their first ever title at the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines.