Viet Nam’s Football Coach Resigns as Team Loses to Myanmar

Austrian national Alfred Riedl tendered his resignation as coach of the Vietnamese national Men Football this morning after his team suffered a loss to Myanmar yesterday.

Viet Nam's Coach Alfred Riedl disappointed over a loss to Myanmar

Alfred, whose official contract with the Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF) would otherwise last till next April, will receive a compensation of US$30,000.

Reports said that if VFF dismissed Riedl now, they would have to pay a penalty of US$80,000.

As coach of the Viet Nam's Football Men Team, Alfred helped U-23 Viet Nam achieve some successes, such as silver medal in Tiger Cup 1998; bronze in Dunhill Cup 1999; silver in SEA Games 1999, 2003 and 2005; silver in LG Cup 2003.

Moreover, Viet Nam also had opportunities to compete in the semifinal of Asian Cup 2007 and Round 3 of Olympic 2008.

However, some sport analysts blamed his weak and inflexible strategies for some unexpected losses.

According to VFF, deputy coach Mai Duc Chung will take over Alfred's post in a match against Singapore on December 14th. However, he will just be acting coach until VFF finds a replacement.

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Source: Tuoi Tre Newspaper – Translated by Truong Son

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