Chinese fans are also very interested in the news that Coach Park Hang-seo left the Vietnamese team early next year. Because this signal came at the same time as the Chinese Football Federation (CFA) struggled to find a new leader.
Chinese newspapers all affirmed that Li Xiaopeng’s future was considered to have been decided because under him, the Chinese team played very badly, typically losing 1-3 to Vietnam at My Dinh. With the ambition to win tickets to the World Cup in the next four years, China is determined to put its trust in foreign coaches.
They will officially issue a “death sentence” to coach Li Xiaopeng once they find a name they like. In the past time, many names have been mentioned, but all have turned their backs on Chinese football. Therefore, fans of the land of billions of people have suggested to the national federation to recruit Mr. Park.
“Shouldn’t we recruit him. Because with what he has done, he is the person that Chinese football is looking for” a fan commented on Weibo ‘s forum.
“With Mr. Park being so successful in Vietnamese football, maybe he will try his hand at a new role. Before when he came to that country, he also had to deal with a lot of problems in a place where football was messed up, just like us now. Give him a chance” another agreed.
With the potential of the China Federation, Mr. Park will certainly be treated with a high salary. The opportunities for us are many because he will be free and early next year, while we are also looking for a new leader. The question is whether he accepts it or not.”
Many other critics also said that with the option to rest for a while after finishing work in Vietnam, it is likely that CFA will not be able to have Mr. Park at the beginning of next year. And just like that, their plans would be turned upside down a bit. Many fans also believe that with the love that has been devoted to Vietnamese football, it is not easy for Mr. Park to nod if he is invited by the CFA.