11:10 | 04/03/2016 Society
Nguyen Huu Thang yesterday officially became the new coach of Vietnam national men's football team.
Coach Nguyen Huu Thang (R) and VFF General Secretary Le Hoai Anh at the signing ceremony - Photo: Baobongda
Thang, 44, signed a two-year contract with VFF to replace Japanese coach Toshiya Miura.
The new contract does not specify goals for Thang. However, the expected targets are a gold medal at the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia and the final of the 2016 AFF Cup.
Thang used to play as a defender for Song Lam Nghe An from 1993-1999 and the national team from 1996-2000.
He started coaching his former club since 2005, with a brief gig at Hanoi T&T in 2009.
Thang helped Song Lam Nghe An win the National Cup in 2010 and V.League champion title in 2011./.