Dong Tam Long An football club introduced its new coach, Marcelo Javier Zuleta from Argentina, at a ceremony on October 23.
|Coach Marcelo Javier Zuleta (left).|
Zuleta joined Dong Tam one month after Portuguese coach Ricardo moved to Binh Duong club. Though the team has lost two stars, Tai Em and Minh Phuong, the new coach vowed to bring Dong Tam to the V-League championship 2011.
Dong Tam club’s President Pham Phu Hoa said he signed a one-year contract with coach Zuleta, who has brought an Argentinean physical trainer to Vietnam with him.
Zuleta, 46, has worked in many countries, like Greece, Arab Saudi, Haiti, etc. before coming to Vietnam.
Dong Tam has changed its coaches several times. The club has also lost many stars like striker Viet Thang, goalkeeper Santos and most recently Tai Em and Minh Phuong. Losing its pillars, experts said that the team will face a lot of difficulties in the upcoming V-League.
The team will have a drilling trip to Dubai in early November. “During the time in Dubai, we will seek new players,” coach Zuleta said.
Coach assistant Tran Cong Minh will lead the young team, Dong Tam club’s President Pham Phu Hoa said.