Even the enemy commander looked up to him… “I respect Park Hang-seo very much, I will miss him in the future”
Former head coach Park Hang-seo (64) has certainly accomplished great things in Vietnamese football over the past five years. A few days after the announcement of his resignation, the story of manager Park Hang-seo continued in Vietnam, and even the enemy general who dealt with him praised him.
Vietnamese media VN Express said on the 21st (Korean time), “Alexandre Phoeking (47), coach of the Thai national football team, showed respect for the achievements of coach Park Hang-seo on his personal homepage.”
Born in Germany, Völlking is a coach who has been dedicated to Southeast Asian football for over 10 years, starting with serving as the head coach of the Thai national team in 2012.
Former coach Park formed a rivalry from 2021 when Phoeking took over as coach of the Thai national team. In the semifinals of the 2020 Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) Cup held in 2021, Thailand won Vietnam 2-0 on aggregate in the first and second games, and coach Phoeking became the first and only coach to beat former coach Park.
However, former coach Park immediately took revenge by leading the U-23 national team at the 2021 Hanoi Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and winning Thailand U-23, led by coach Phoeking, 1-0 in the final. 바카라사이트
The last confrontation between the two was this 2022 AFF Cup final. As Thailand won 3-2 on aggregate and won the AFF Cup for the second year in a row, the rivalry ended with a decision victory by coach Pölking.
However, coach Völlking sincerely looked up to former coach Park. It is because former coach Park wrote a successful career in Vietnam, where he also experienced failure. VN Express said, “Coach Phoeking spent 10 years in Thai football and led the Vietnamese club team Ho Chi Minh City in 2020, but he tasted failure. From that moment on, he appreciated what former coach Park could do for Vietnamese football.” he explained.
“Winning and losing are just part of what we do, but Coach Park’s legacy in Vietnamese football will be remembered forever. I love Coach Park’s passion for football and I have a lot of respect for him,” said Phoeking. will miss you. I wish you all the best (wherever you go). I wish you all the best in the future.”
Hearing the news, former coach Park also responded, “Thank you to Coach Phoeking for such warm words. Congratulations to Thailand for winning the AFF Cup under your guidance. It was a real honor to compete and work together for the development of Southeast Asian football.”