‘Miracle Gift to Vietnam’ Park Hang-seo, “Plan to extend active duty for 2 to 3 years… Choose wisely”

“I want to spend 2-3 more years on active duty. Just choose wisely”. 

‘Rice Dink’ director Park Hang-seo made a golden return. Director Park returned to Korea via Incheon International Airport on the 14th. Coach Park Hang-seo, who raised Vietnamese soccer to the highest level in Southeast Asia, is now standing on a new starting line after 5 years and 4 months.

Coach Park Hang-seo said in an interview on his return, “I worked as the Vietnam national team coach for 5 years and 4 months. He came back to Korea, and he received a great welcome, so I am really grateful.” I am also very grateful to the people of Vietnam. For five years, he was loved and supported by the people of Vietnam. Thank you very much,” he said.

Director Park continued, “I made various results while staying in Vietnam for five years. I worry about what kind of life I will have in the future. Currently, there are no plans to become a leader in Korea. However, I think I will be able to continue my active duty life for another 2-3 years. The same is true for family members. You have to make a wise decision. I will decide my future steps based on the opinions of my family and people with caution.”

Coach Park Hang-seo, who rose to the Vietnamese soccer command tower in October 2017, wrote a new history by drawing a stroke in Vietnamese soccer by finishing runner-up in the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Cup. 스포츠토토

In 2018, Vietnam reached the top of the Mitsubishi Cup (then Suzuki Cup) for the first time in 10 years. In 2019, he won another championship at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA), causing a ‘Park Hang-seo craze’.

In addition, at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, he emerged as a ‘national hero’ by leading Vietnam to advance to the Asian Games semifinals for the first time in history and advance to the final qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Vietnam, which was ranked 134th in the FIFA rankings in 2016, entered the top 100 under Park’s leadership. In December of last year, the ranking was 96th.

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