The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has selected caretaker coach Hoang Van Phuc to train the national squad despite the team’s recent defeats at the 2015 Asian Cup qualifiers.
VFF President Nguyen Trong Hy revealed the news on the sidelines of a national football governing body meeting on March 28.
Phuc was invited to work as the caretaker coach of the national squad in January 2013 in preparation for the two Asian Cup qualifiers in February and March.
Although Vietnam were outplayed by both the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong (China), Phuc has still won the VFF’s trust.
Hy said the VFF will work on a contract with Phuc as soon as he gets the nod to the proposal.
If Phuc agrees to the post, he will say goodbye to Hanoi FC where he is working as the chief coach. Hanoi FC are playing at the national First Division tournament.
The Hanoi FC manager said he supports Phuc in assuming a new post for the national squad.
If Phuc signs a VFF contract, he will also train the national U23 squad for the upcoming 27th SEA Games in Myanmar later this year.