BREAKING: Chung Hae-seong officially steps down as head coach of Ho Chi Minh City FC
Mr. Chung Hae Seong decided to leave Ho Chi Minh City in a meeting with the leaders on the morning of July 26.
After resigning as the head coach, Coach Chung Hae-seong was nominated by the HCMC club as a technical director. The Korean strategist had a meeting with the board leader to determine the future.
Finally, the coach, decided to leave with his Korean staff.
An leader of the Ho Chi Minh City club said: "Coach Chung Hae-seong has no intention of staying as a technical director. He wants to leave with his assistant so that new people can wholeheartedly help the team. The reason for the split of the two sides is because the team performance is not good "- according to Zing.
Chung Hae-seong has been the Technical Director of HAGL since the end of 2017. In 2018, he decided to resign to join the HCMC Club.
After Chung's departure, the HCMC FC found a replacement Mr. Ailton Silva, the former captain of the Chiangrai United Club (Thailand).
The new Brazilian coach of Ho Chi Minh City Club once helped Chiangrai club thrashed Buriram United to win the Thai League Championship 2019. This helped him to be awarded the best coach in Thailand. After that, he resigned and rested until he accepted to lead the club of Ho Chi Minh City.
Chairman Nguyen Huu Thang will temporarily work as a team leader before waiting for the new Brazilian coach to take over. As such, Ho Chi Minh City is the second team in the V-League to have a chairman acting like a coach.