Indonesia is paying attention to the future of Park Hang-seo (66), former head coach of the Vietnam national soccer team.
On the 19th (Korean time), Indonesian media Volanet showed interest, saying, “Former coach Park Hang-seo still does not want to retire. In fact, he said he had received many offers. Will he be able to lead the Indonesian national team instead of Shin Tae-yong (53)?”
On the 16th, former coach Park finished runner-up in the 2022 Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup and ended his 5-year partnership with Vietnam. Taking the helm for the first time in September 2017, he won Vietnam’s 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games 4th place, won the 2018 AFF Cup, 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup quarterfinals, and the first ever FIFA World Cup final in history. He achieved numerous achievements, including advancing to the preliminaries. During his tenure, the Vietnamese national team recorded 26 wins, 12 draws and 15 losses in 53 matches.
It also raised Vietnam’s status on the international stage by leading Vietnam’s first entry into the top 100 of the FIFA rankings. Thanks to this, it has emerged as a hope for Southeast Asian football, which was considered a periphery. 바카라
“Former coach Park said he would never pursue a career in Vietnam or Korea again. There was no mention of Indonesia at all. Besides, we still have national team coach Shin Tae-yong (54) under contract until December 31 this year. “he said.
However, he said, “All possibilities are open for former manager Park. Moreover, since director Shin Tae-yong has not brought any titles yet, his future is still a mystery.” Coach Shin led his team to the semifinals in the last Mitsubishi Cup, but lost to Vietnam in the semifinals.
It is interpreted that the reason why Indonesia is keeping their eyes on former coach Park is that there is also an expectation that he will be able to change the constitution of the national team itself, as in Vietnam. The Vietnam U-23 national team, led by former coach Park, also finished runner-up in the 2018 AFC U-23 competition and won two championships in the Southeast Asian Games.
Volanet told this part in detail, saying, “The existence of former coach Park has improved the quality of Vietnamese football. It is interesting that Park’s career continues in his 60s. Moreover, it will be surprising if he continues to work in Southeast Asia.”