(CPV) - Knowing as a “major architect” of the success of the U19 Vietnam football squad in 2013, French head coach Guillaume Graechen will continue his career with a new generation of the squad in the future.
His name was reported many times last year. The 37-year-old football expert has demonstrated his talent and fine tactics, thus winning hearts of fans.
According to Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), Mr Guillaume Graechen will do his job with U19 squad at Southeast Asia Cup and the final round of U19 Asia this October. This news was released right after running rumors of his withdraw at U19 squad, spending his time for training senior generations at the Hoang Anh-Gia Lai-JMG-Arsenal Football Academy (the first international-standard football training centre in Vietnam in co-operation with Arsenal football club in 2007, with an investment of USD4 million).
Boss Doan Nguyen Duc, owner of Hoang Anh-Gia Lai-JMG-Arsenal Football Academy, said: “Coach Guillaume Graechen will stay with the Academy until 2021 through a new agreement. He spent years with U19 Hoang Anh Gia Lai club – core of current U19 national squad, thus getting so familiar with his students. By accepting VFF’s propose, Mr Guillaume Graechen will quit his instruction as of 2nd and 3rd courses. A new coach will be sent later by JMG Academy – a sports organisation and training company established by French international football player Jean-Marc Guillou”.
So far, Guillaume Graechen has planned to bring his students to UK, France and Belgium for training, including friendly matches. The 51-day European tour will begin on March 1. Right after that, U19 Vietnam will play at Asia – AFC Championship U19 2014 in Myanmar, a forum gathering the best senior football squads in the region.
U19 players are now returning their clubs. Members of Hoang Anh-Gia Lai-JMG-Arsenal Football Academy will begin their Tet holidays from January 18 to February 9.
Japan is the location for the second training course of the squad, from June 8-30. Vietnamese athletes will play 6-8 friendly matches in Tokyo and Osaka.
Fans are expected to see his further achievements in 2015 including SEA Games 28 and the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup (the twentieth edition of the U20 World Cup, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. The competition will be held in New Zealand, with 7 cities hosting matches)./.