“Why should Trussier get a higher salary than Park Hang-seo?”
A successor has been decided to inherit the baton of the Vietnamese national soccer team, which coach Park Hang-seo put down. As expected, it’s directed by Philip Troussier.
In the past, coach Troussier was virtually nominated as the next coach, but the Vietnam Football Association said that the announcement was delayed to honor coach Park. (https://www.mk.co.kr/premium/special-report/view/ 2022/12/32831/) As
I explained in the last article, Coach Trudeau was the manager who led the Japanese national team during the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. He was treated as a hero for a while by leading the team to the round of 16, but it can be seen as an unfortunate manager who suddenly fell into a reverse when his competitor Korea reached the round of 4.
He is a person who has already had a deep relationship with Vietnam. From 2019 to 2021 he even led the Vietnam U19 team to earn a ticket to the AFC U2020 Championship. After coaching young players in Vietnam, this time, coach Park took over as the manager of the adult national team.
Philippe Troussier is the next head coach of Vietnam’s national football team.
According to the Vietnam Football Association, Trussier is expected to receive a higher salary compared to his predecessor Park Hang-seo. In fact, the reason Vietnam hesitated until the end to sign a contract with manager Trudeau was because of the remuneration system. As is widely known, the pockets of the Vietnam Football Association are not very generous. However, the association seems to have recently found a sponsor and thus has been able to set a relatively generous salary for Troussier.
Park’s annual salary is not exactly known, but according to reports such as local media, it is estimated to be around $50,000 (61.35 million won) per month after tax based on the point of renewal after the contract renewal. Of course, director Park’s incentives and advertising revenue are excluded.
Troussier’s salary is expected to exceed Park’s annual salary. There are also speculations that he will be about twice as much as coach Park. The association explains that this is a reward for Troussier’s history of leading the national soccer team, including Japan, and achieving good results in the World Cup.
먹튀검증 However, some Vietnamese fans are raising questions about why Trudeau’s salary should exceed that of Park’s. It is Park Hang-seo who led the Vietnamese soccer team and achieved brilliant results, but the context is that Trussie took the fault.
Some fans are criticizing Trudeau’s manager. One soccer fan commented, “I am grateful and grateful for what Coach Park has done for Vietnamese soccer. Don’t ask for more (salary) because it will be difficult to find a manager who surpasses the achievements made by Park. I hope our football will not fall into crisis in the future’.
Another fan said, ‘(Vietnamese) must be connected to meet a proper director like Park again. The next successful coaching cycle will have to wait after three coaches,’ he wrote.
‘I wasn’t impressed when Troussier led the U19 team. We had to check whether the high salary was a waste,” “Isn’t Director Park underrated because he is Asian?”
Vietnam’s goal is to qualify for the 2026 World Cup. In the meantime, Vietnam has never been a team that has never made it to the final World Cup qualifiers. It was the first time under coach Park’s leadership that he reached the final World Cup qualifiers. Here, they defeated China and achieved one win in the final qualifier.
Vietnam, once qualified for the World Cup, is a structure that has no choice but to aim higher. You can’t aim to maintain the status quo. In that respect, even with the exception of the salary controversy that arose this time, coach Troussier had no choice but to lead the team with a considerable burden. It’s because the achievements of the predecessor are so grand that it’s not easy to surpass them in a situation where the fans’ eyes are even higher.
Meanwhile, former director Park held a farewell press conference at a hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam on the 2nd (local time). Director Park said at this meeting, ‘I have a house in Hanoi, so I will visit Vietnam often’. He said, “There is also a plan to open a youth soccer training academy in Vietnam and cooperate with Vietnam. Based on the experience of coaching in Vietnam and Korea, I will contribute to Vietnamese football in the future.”
On the 2nd (local time), Park Hang-seo, former head coach of the Vietnam national soccer team, held a farewell press conference.
Director Park also sent a heartfelt thank you message for the love of Vietnamese fans. He said, “Honestly, when I came here in 2017, I didn’t expect to receive so much support. When he won the silver medal at the 2018 event, he recalls the regret. But the fans still cheered fervently. I was more anxious than excited because I had experienced many successes and failures. Because we know that fame can disappear like smoke in the blink of an eye. I was worried that people’s feelings would cool down if things didn’t go well. But the Vietnamese people supported us even without winning a gold medal. It was unconditional love.”
Looking at the interview that day, it seems that the honeymoon relationship between Vietnam and Park Hang-seo will continue for a considerable period of time. What kind of achievements will the Vietnamese national soccer team, having put down the baton, achieve? How long will Troussier’s tenure last?