Minh Phuong officially becomes SHB DN head coach

Published: January 09, 2018

Former captain of Viet Nam's national football team Nguyen Minh Phuong has officially become the head coach of SHB Da Nang.

 Minh Phuong played for SHB DN from 2010 to 2015
Minh Phuong played for SHB DN from 2010 to 2015 (Photo: Anh Vu)

The 37-year- old-man has replaced coach Le Huynh Duc who left the squad right after Viet Nam’s top-tier V League 2017 season ended, due to the team’s lower-than-expected results.

Phuong was the captain of the Viet Nam national football team until 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup.  After that, he played for SHB DN from 2010 to 2015. 

The talented midfielder captained the city’s team to the V League trophy in 2012, and 3 years later, he retired and worked as former coach Duc’s assistant for one year.

An engine in central midfield for both his club and the national squad, Phuong is known for his technical passing, kick-off taking and shows versatility by playing often as a fullback, midfielder or even as a forward.

In 2010, Phuong became the most-capped Vietnamese footballer in the history of the national team with 73 caps.

In his new position as head coach at SHB DN, Phuong has decided to make some personnel adjustments to the local squad’s coaching board. 

Newcomers amongst the board’s members are former SHB DN captain Nguyen Vu Phong, ex-coach Nguyen Minh Dung from Becamex Binh Duong, and former assistant Ngo Viet Trung from Lam Dong Club.

SHB DN will recruit new foreign stars who are expected to play a vital role in promoting the squad’s strength in preparation for this year’s V-League season. 

Hopefully, given positive changes in both the squad and the coaching board, SHB DN will gain even more success from new tournaments.