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Bottom-of-the-table Quảng Nam hire new manager

Nguyễn Thành Công is appointed as head coach of Quảng Nam FC one month after the controversy at Thanh Hóa FC. Photo

QUẢNG NAM — A month after the resigning amid controversy at Thanh Hóa FC, Nguyễn Thành Công has been appointed as head coach of Quảng Nam FC, the club has confirmed.

Quảng Nam's board fired coach Nguyễn Quang Hùng a few hours after the 4-1 defeat against Sông Lam Nghệ An on Sunday, leaving the team rooted to the bottom of the V.League 1 table with only nine points after 14 games.

“We sent an offer to Công, and he accepted on October 11. The day after, he will go to Quảng Nam to take over the head coach position and lead the team until the end of the season. In the case of coach Đào Quang Hùng, we decided to end his contract," Quảng Nam’s president Nguyễn Húp told

“We haven’t decided how long the contract will be in the future as for now, coach Công only needs to focus on the club until the end of the season. He will bring one of his assistants to Quảng Nam."

The club have also appointed Dương Nghiệp Khôi as the club’s executive director.

This is the second time Quảng Nam have changed their manager this season.

Previously, coach Vũ Hồng Việt resigned on June 30 after securing only four points after seven games.

The team’s performance under next coach Đào Quang Hùng was not much better with only five points in seven games.

"We hope that changing the manager will help improve the team. Hopefully, coach Nguyễn Thành Công will bring a refreshing style of playing to the team," Húp said.

Công will make his debut in the dugout on October 15 against his former team Thanh Hóa.

Nguyễn Thành Công was appointed as Thanh Hóa’s head coach in June and helped the team escape the relegation zone, with four wins and two draws in eight matches.

But on September 11, he resigned over what he saw as interference by Thanh Hóa’s president Nguyễn Văn Đệ, who, along with the board, reportedly told the coach his starting lineups and substitutions would have to be approved by a majority of the coaching staff.

Quảng Nam are four points behind Hải Phòng and have only four games left to escape the relegation zone. VNS

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