Foreign coach to replace Nguyen Huu Thang as Vietnam national team head coach

Vietnam will be likely to appoint a foreign to replace Nguyen Huu Thang, who had stepped down at last month’s SEA Games, as the new head coach for national team.

According to Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) Vice President Doan Nguyen Duc, who had filed the resignation letter but would not be accepted until next March, the Golden Stars need a foreign boss to pursuit important targets in the future.

Thang had signed the two-year contract with VFF, which means he would lead both national and U-22 team until March 2018. However, his departure requires the football governing body rushing for a candidate to sit in the “hot seat” that Thang left.

After that, women’s team head coach Mai Duc Chung has been appointed to temporarily lead the men’s squad for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Cambodia on 5 September.