Coach Javier is said to have applied for the position of head coach of Vietnam. The 72-year-old military leader has an impressive resume with nearly half a century of coaching experience (from 1975 to now). He used to lead the Spain team and Pep Guardiola is one of the typical figures who have worked with coach Clemente.
The last team that coach Clemente led was the Libyan national team, in the Gulf Cup 2021 and the qualifiers for the World Cup 2022. The Spanish coach helped Libya win the 2014 African Nations Championship. extended the contract with the Libyan Football Federation when the contract between the two sides ended earlier this year.
During his career, coach Clemente won 2 La Liga titles, 1 King’s Cup, 1 Spanish Super Cup with Athletic Bilbao. He won the title of the best coach in La Liga for 3 seasons. With the appearance of coach Javier Clemente, VFF will have another quality option for the “hot seat” left by Coach Park Hang Seo.
Mr. Skocic is Croatian. The strategist born in 1968 used to lead the Iran team for 2 years (the strongest team in Asia at the moment). After coach Marc Wilmots was fired, the presence of Mr. Dragan Skocic helped Iran change in a positive direction.
From having difficulty finding tickets to the 2022 World Cup, Iran has in turn defeated a series of formidable opponents and became the first Asian team to win the right to attend the finals (excluding host Qatar). Iran team directly entered the World Cup 2022 with the first place in Group A (25 points).
During his time with Iran, coach Dragan Skocic has a win rate of up to 83%. The Croatian national coach is the coach with the best performance of the Iranian national team in the World Cup qualifiers.
At the club level, coach Dragan Skocic has been with a number of clubs in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Some of the notable titles that Mr. Skocic have are the Croatian Cup championship in 2006. By 2008, the candidate to replace Mr. Park was crowned the Slovenian Cup and Slovenian Super Cup with Ljubljana club.
Marc Wilmots is no stranger to international football fans. Especially when he once led a very famous generation of Belgian players. These include Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Axel Witsel, Thibaut Courtois…
Mr. Marc Wilmots also helped Belgium reach the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup as well as the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. Notably, in November 2015 and March 2016, Mr. Wilmots also helped Belgium rise to No. 1 on the FIFA rankings. .
After 51 official matches with the “Red Devils”, Mr. Wilmots helped Belgium win 34 matches, draw 8 and lose 9, scoring 109 goals and conceding 46 times. It is worth noting that Mr. Marc Wilmots’ preferred scheme is not 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 like Mr. Park Hang Seo. The Belgian leader prefers a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3 variant. In the teams that Mr. Wilmots leads, this scheme always works.
The rare time Mr. Wilmots led an Asian team was during his 5 months with Iran, the strongest team on the continent. Mr. Wilmots’ Iran once battered Cambodia with a score of 14-0 in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. However, Iran’s poor performance then led to Wilmots’ coach being fired after only 5 months in charge.
Lee Yong Jin
Assistant Lee Yong Jin is no longer a strange name to Vietnamese football fans. Mr. Lee was a former Korean player twice at the World Cup in 1990 and 1994. He was chosen by Coach Park as the number one assistant right after coming to Vietnam at the end of 2017.
A series of assistants have come and gone since then, only Lee has been kept and respected. Coach Park even called his compatriot his “brain”. Because, with many years of top-notch experience, Lee is responsible for training plans, competition plans, tactical advice and important decisions on the field. Players like Que Ngoc Hai, Nguyen Cong Phuong, Do Duy Manh… also appreciate assistant Lee.
Together, Mr. Park and Lee have brought Vietnamese football to new heights, with a series of victories in the Asian U23 Championship, the 29th and 31st SEA Games, the 2018 AFF Cup or the first qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup – Asia region.
Assistant Lee Yong Jin is considered the perfect successor to the legacy left by Coach Park Hang Seo after 5 years in charge of the Vietnam team.
Coach Philippe Troussier was born in 1955 in Paris, France. During his coaching career, he mainly led teams in the “developing” category such as Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Qatar, Morocco. Troussier’s greatest success was during the time he helped South Africa reach the 1998 World Cup and with Japan at the 2002 World Cup.
At the finals world For the first time in Asia, Mr. Philippe Troussier made a huge splash when he helped Japan get through the group stage of the World Cup for the first time in history. This brilliant period helped Troussier to be referred to by the international media as the “White Witch”.
Before that, Mr. Troussier led the Japanese U23 team to reach the quarterfinals of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In addition, Mr. Troussier left a strong impression when he promoted the Japanese youth team and helped them to win the second title in history at the tournament. Asian Cup school the same year.
In May 2018, Coach Troussier signed a contract to become the Technical Director of PVF Youth Football Training Center. In September 2019, he became the coach of the U18 and U19 teams in Vietnam. The “white witch” has made an important contribution to helping many young players grow up, such as Phan Tuan Tai, Khuat Van Khang, Nguyen Van Truong, Nguyen Van Tung…