Vietnam’s national soccer team has fired head coach

Vietnam’s national soccer team has fired head coach Phillipe Trucier, 69, and attention will turn to his successor. Some Vietnamese fans are hoping for the return of former coach Park Hang-seo (67).

Vietnam suffered a 0-3 defeat against Indonesia in the fourth Group F match of the FIFA Confederations Cup North America 2026 Asian qualifying tournament at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam, on June 26 (local time).

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) announced on its official website that “the VFF has agreed to terminate the contract of Tru Xie, who has been in charge of the Vietnam national football team and the U-23 national team.”

It was a foregone conclusion. 바카라사이트 Vietnam won their first group game 2-0 against the Philippines, but lost to Iraq and dropped both games against Indonesia to drop to third place.

Tru Xie has been compared to Park Hang-seo since his appointment.

Vietnam were the top team in Southeast Asia during Park’s tenure, winning the AFF Cup, two gold medals at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, finishing runner-up at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championship, and qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar.

However, under Tru Xie, who succeeded Park, Vietnam’s record has been abysmal, with just four wins and 10 losses in 14 matches. The team’s once-promising form has faded away. Naturally, there is talk of Park’s return.

However, Vietnam’s ‘Kench14’ reported on the 28th (KST) that “although coach Tru Xie has left, it is difficult for Park Hang-seo to return to save the Vietnam national team.”

First of all, the VFF has recently been in contact with Park’s representative agency (DJ Management). However, the results were not favorable, and Park’s name was not among the names that the company proposed.

This was interpreted by the media as

“indicating that the coach himself has no intention of returning to the hot seat he left a year ago.” When Park left the Vietnam national team, he also said that he had “no plans to take up the position of head coach again.”

“When change goes wrong, people tend to remember the good things,” the outlet said, listing Park’s accomplishments. However, it also noted that “Park began to decline after losing back-to-back matches to Thailand in the last two AFF Cups,” and that “the situation is not yet bad, which is one of the reasons why Park decided to leave.”

“If Park returns to the Vietnam national team, the main challenge will be the 2024 AFF Cup,” the outlet said, adding that “with the rise of Shin Tae-yong’s Indonesia, 토토사이트 추천 there is no guarantee that this year’s AFF Cup will be successful, so there are concerns that the risks will be even greater than in previous tournaments.”

“Coach Park Hang-seo is still very much loved by Vietnamese soccer fans,” he added, “and if there is a big risk of failure when he comes back, his image may suffer. In that regard, many Vietnamese fans are calling his name, but Park believes that he has to consider many things.”


the outlet concluded, “Park’s return may temporarily calm public opinion. But at 66 years old, this is not a long-term solution. We will have to say goodbye to Park soon, so it’s best to part ways completely at this stage,” emphasizing the opposition to Park’s return.

Meanwhile, Park is currently an advisor to Vietnam’s Bac Ninh FC. He also runs a soccer academy in Vietnam that he founded, continuing his ties to the country.

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