Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) vice-president Doan Nguyen Duc told local reporters about his plan to resign from the current post after the U-22 team failed to reach their gold medal target at this year’s SEA Games.
A year ago, Duc vowed to step down as VFF vice-president if Vietnam U-22 failed to win gold medals at the 2017 SEA Games.
After the team was knocked out of this year’s tournament by the 3-0 defeat to rivals Thailand on Thursday, the businessman said that he would hand the resignation letter to VFF to keep his promise.
“I will submit the resignation letter to VFF Board to step down from the VFF vice president post right after finishing my business trip abroad,” Duc told Tuoi Tre reporters.
“I keep my promise to step down because Vietnam U-22 failed to win SEA Games men’s football gold medal.
“I quit because I have done my best for years in fully investing to a generation of young talented football players. I made my great efforts with the dream of bringing a gold medal of football for Vietnamese supporters. But the dream has fallen out of our hands this year,” he added.
The businessman also hoped that his successor would be able to help the national team succeed at the upcoming important football competitions.