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Coach Park Hang-seo makes official return to Vietnamese football

Bắc Ninh hope that their strategic partnership with Park will establish a solid foundation for the club over the next 10 years, enabling them to ascend to the highest professional tournament of Vietnamese football.

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Park Hang-seo (centre) will take on the role of advisor to Bắc Ninh FC until January 2029. — Photo thebusiness.vn

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HÀ NỘI — Coach Park Hang-seo has returned to Vietnamese football, taking on the role of advisor to Bắc Ninh FC.

The South Korean coach, Park, officially signed a five-year contract with Bắc Ninh, a third division club, on Monday.

Under the terms of the contract, Park will oversee a variety of tasks, ranging from professional and business activities to the ambitious goal of developing Bắc Ninh into a professional football team.

Park’s agency, DJ Management & Inspired Asian Management, stated that the contract allows Park to also serve as a coach if he receives offers from domestic or foreign clubs, as well as associations.

“After my contract with the Vietnamese national team expired, I felt a strong desire to continue contributing to the development of Vietnamese football, as a way of reciprocating the love I received from Việt Nam,” Park expressed.

“I established a football academy in Việt Nam, and we are currently training many promising players. Signing the contract with Bắc Ninh marks my second project. While the club’s operating system is still in its early stages, we will dedicate ourselves to gradually developing it into a professional football team.

I am thrilled to collaborate with a team that possesses passion and a strategic vision. I will give my utmost effort.

“We are also in discussions regarding management roles with other associations and clubs. We will carefully consider our options before making any decisions.”

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Bắc Ninh hope that their strategic partnership with Park will establish a solid foundation for the club over the next 10 years. — Photo thebusiness.vn

Bắc Ninh hope that their strategic partnership with Park will establish a solid foundation for the club over the next 10 years, enabling them to ascend to the highest professional tournament of Vietnamese football.

Following his departure from the Vietnamese national team, Park has been focused on his personal projects. Recently, his football academy in Hà Nội has facilitated friendly matches for players in South Korea.

South Korean media has reported that Park is among the potential candidates being considered for the interim coaching position of the South Korean national team, in lieu of Jurgen Klinsmann.

Park has achieved legendary status in Việt Nam after guiding a golden generation of talented players to success at both regional and continental levels.

Upon assuming leadership of the Vietnamese national team in 2017, Park made a tremendous impact at the AFC U23 Championship in China, guiding his team to an impressive second-place finish.

A year later, Park’s team emerged victorious at the AFF Cup 2018. Subsequently, Việt Nam reached the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in the United Arab Emirates, where they narrowly lost 1-0 to Japan.

Additionally, Park’s team made their inaugural appearance in the third Asian qualifying round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Although they did not ultimately succeed, they delivered noteworthy performances, including a 3-1 victory over China and a 1-1 draw against Japan.

Theo Vietnamnews