return icon

VFF needs to retain Coach Park Hang Seo

Head coach Park Hang Seo will stay with Vietnam’s football until the end of 2023 once the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) can reach agreements with the South Korean strategist on the goals and ambitions for Vietnam’s football in the time to come.


Head coach Park Hang Seo (right)



After a successful tournament, the contract between Coach Park Hang Seo and VFF once has once again heated up, especially when the Korean strategist has just brought Vietnam to the third qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup.

With what Park has done for Vietnam’s football, it is obvious that his position has been heightened. Park could receive a lot of invitations from other countries and teams with attractive offers.

Meanwhile, the contract between the South Korean captain with Vietnam’s football is entering the final stage after the latest renewal in 2019. The information about the future of Park has caught special attention from Vietnamese fans, and has raised worries as well.

The contract between Park and VFF will expire in January 2022. Under the provisions of the contracts and the FIFA rules, the two parties can sit together six months before the expiry date to discuss whether to extend the contract or terminate it.

If looking at what Coach Park Hang Seo is doing, and has obtained so far, one would say that the possibility of the South Korean strategist leaving Vietnam after the second contract is low.

The captain feels happy in the ‘second homeland’ and has reaped countless successes and obtained respect from fans.

Because of this, obtaining Park’s nod to stay in Vietnam after the second contract expires proves to be feasible.

However, in order to obtain the nod, VFF will have to do many things to convince the South Korean trainers, and top priority needs to be given to the plan and goals for Vietnam’s football in the next several years.

In principle, bigger goals and unchanged salary won’t be able to retain the South Korean strategist amid the invitations from many other countries.

However, this might be different for Coach Park Hang Seo. At this moment, the top priority for the South Korean captain is to do something for Vietnam’s football in a more impressive way.

A clear and specific plan for the Vietnam’s national squad to attend World Cup 2026, for example, and giving full power to the South Korean coach, may be enough to lure Park.

Not only Park, but every coach sets higher goals for himself after he has obtained something. Therefore, what VFF needs to do is set plans and goals, and get to work to implement the plans seriously. 

M. A

2022 World Cup qualifier: What is Vietnam striving for?

2022 World Cup qualifier: What is Vietnam striving for?

The Vietnamese team already knows exactly the opponents in the final qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup. How far does it want to go?

Coach Park Hang Seo sends letter to national squad

Coach Park Hang Seo sends letter to national squad

The Korean head coach Park Hang Seo of the Vietnam national football squad has reminded his players to make greater efforts as they are carrying a sense of pride after making history – advancing to the final Asian qualifying round.


A unique cave awaits explorers in Quang Binh Province

Va Cave in the core zone of the Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province, with its unique stalagmites and stalactites, is a natural beauty waiting to be discovered by explorers.

The most important 'economic corridors' for next 10-30 years

The national planning draft for 2021-2030 with a vision towards 2050 focuses on the formulation and development of economic corridors, dynamic zones, large cities and economic zones associated with the national infrastructure framework.

Artisans strive to keep traditional craft alive

Artisan Tran Van Ban is busy all day from early in the morning to the evening. He is carving out beautiful mooncake molds to serve people's demands for the Mid-Autumn Festival which is approaching in the next few weeks.

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam returns home to join a V.league 1’s club

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam is set for a return to V.League 1 after touching down in HCM City with his agent.

VN Aviation Business Association proposal raising domestic airfare ceiling

The president of the Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA) has proposed to adjust the ceiling fare for domestic airlines to promote the industry's recovery.

More than 251 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Vietnam

More than 251 million doses of COID-19 vaccines have been administered to Vietnamese people of all ages across the country, including nearly 100,000 doses given on August 14, according to the Ministry of Health.

Foreign experts learn from Vietnam’s biphasic in vitro maturation technology

A group of four Australian doctors and experts visited My Duc Hospital in Phu Nhuan district, Ho Chi Minh City, to learn from the Vietnamese side’s experience in biphasic in vitro maturation (CAPA-IVM) from August 13-14.

HCM City ready to reactivate COVID-19 treatment hospitals

The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City has recently requested its medical facilities to get plans readied for the acceptance and treatment of COVID-19 patients in the context of increases in the number of new cases.

How many supermarkets are in Hanoi, HCM City?

In some localities in the country, no new supermarket has been set up over the last seven years.

Can the Vietnamese metaverse classroom compete with Facebook and Google?

With beautiful graphics, colors and materials, Vietnam’s Elite Meta is dreaming of competing equally with giants Facebook and Google.

PM thanks Russian scientists for preservation of President Ho’s embalmed body

Russian experts have joined the preservation of President Ho Chi Minh’s body for over 50 years since he passed away in 1969.

Shares to keep upward trend this week: brokers

Vietnamese shares are forecast to continue their upward trend this week as profit-taking pressure is cooling down significantly.

Emulating the ambitions of Singapore’s high-tech vision

With its vibrant economic development, Vietnam offers an unparalleled investment destination for Singaporean corporations.

Entertainment and cultural events of the week (August 15-21)

Upcoming entertainment and cultural events in Vietnam's major cities on August 15-21.

My, Nghi represent Việt Nam at Simone Asia Pacific Cup

Nguyen Thao My and Ngo Bao Nghi will battle it out for personal and team glory at the inaugural Simone Asia Pacific Cup in Indonesia later this month.