Coach Park extends contract for another year

By Lam Thoa   November 10, 2021 | 04:30 pm PT
Coach Park extends contract for another year
Park Hang-seo has been the most successful coach in Vietnam's football history. Photo by VnExpress/Lam Thoa
Park Hang-seo will continue coaching the Vietnam national football team until January 31, 2023, according to his agreement with VFF on Wednesday.

Park's current contract will expire on January 31, 2022, but he has chosen to stay for one more year. His benefits will remain the same, including a monthly salary of over $50,000 post-tax.

Despite the four consecutive defeats in the final round of World Cup qualifiers, Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) still wants to extend the contract with Park. He had delayed the extension several times before making the final decision.

To help Park focus on his work with the national team, VFF will make some changes to the roles in the U23 team. Park will become a manager and the head coach position of the U23 team will be handed over to someone else.

Park started his journey with Vietnamese football in late 2017 and has achieved great success. Vietnam finished as the runner-up in AFC U23 Championship 2018, won the AFF Cup 2018 title, advanced to the quarterfinals of Asian Cup 2019, won the SEA Games gold medal and made it to the final round of World Cup qualifiers for the first time in history.

The success with Vietnam brought Park many financial benefits as well as attention in Asia. He has received offers to coach the national teams of Indonesia, Thailand and even South Korea. However, Park affirmed that he wants to stay in Vietnam.

Coach Park Hang-seo with Vietnamese football. Video by VnExpress/The Quynh

go to top