“My contract with Vietnam teams starts from this October and will be expired at the end of 2019. The term of this contract is 2 years and 2 months. I have to lead both the national team and U-23 team. Obviously, I must have a strong heart for those heavy missions,” Park said.
Talking about his target in the next two years, the 60-year-old insisted: “In short, I want to take Vietnam football forward. I expect the team to grow strongly in the 2019 Asian Cup and even earn a berth in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.”
Park was an assistant for head coach Guus Hiddink of the South Korean national team in World Cup 2002. He played a role in South Korea’s fourth place, which has been the best an Asian side has ever performed in the competition.
After that, the Korean coached his country’s U23 team to a bronze medal at the 2003 Asian Games.