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Manchester United staff asks $1.3m a year salary to work in Vietnam

Ricardo Formosinho, one of Jose Mourinho’s most trusted backroom staff, recently reveals his salary demand for any Vietnamese club that wants his service.

The Portuguese manager is no stranger to the Vietnam football scene, as he used to be the head coach of Long An and Becamex Binh Duong. He was fired in 2011 after a string of poor results. Formosinho’s latest managerial stint was as head coach for Malaysian club Kuala Lumpur FA for the 2015 season; he was relieved of his duties after less than three months in charge due to poor results.

In the 2016 summer, he again paired with Mourinho as a scout, at Manchester United, having previously worked with “The Special One” at FC Porto.

Formosinho refuses to disclose his current salary at United but insists it is very competitive and he is happy with it. When asked if he ever thinks of returning to work in Vietnam, he said:

“I’m not too sure about this. But for me to return to Vietnam, the club must be ready to spend money. I want 1.3 million dollars a year.”

The Portuguese went to explain his demand:

“I did not have enough time to prove my worth when I was working in Vietnam. So at the moment, any team that wants me had better pay up.”