Park Hang-seo celebrates Vietnam’s victory over Malaysia in the second round of the World Cup qualifiers on June 11, 2021. Photo by VnExpress / Lam Thoa
Lee Dong-jun claimed that there was no truth to recent rumors that Park Hang-seo would drag Thailand on when his contract with Vietnam expired.
“This story is absurd. It is not at all the truth. I do not understand why such rumors can exist. Coach Park and I do not know.
“There is no invitation from Thailand. Park is currently focusing on preparations for the World Cup qualifiers,” said Lee. VnExpress Monday.
Park’s contract with the Vietnamese Football Federation (VFF) will expire on January 31, 2022 with an option to extend for one year.
Recently, the rumor has surfaced in numerous media that Park may lead Thailand after his contract with Vietnam expires. Thailand’s head coach position is currently vacant following the sacking of coach Akira Nishino due to disappointing results in the World Cup qualifiers.
Park became Vietnam’s head coach at the end of 2017 and has since won numerous accolades with the team, including second place in the 2018 U23 AFC Championship, victory at the AFF Cup 2018, top eight in the 2019 Asian Cup. and recently, the team in the final. World Cup qualifying round for the first time.
He renewed his contract in November 2019, with a monthly salary of around $ 50,000 after tax.
“Coach Park and I hope to find common ground with VFF to extend the contract,” Lee said.
Park and the players are preparing for their first World Cup qualifying game against Saudi Arabia, which takes place on September 2.