|Head coach Park Hang-seo
Joining Park Hang-seo on the prestigious list are five other coaches from the Asian region.
Since becoming manager of Vietnam’s national football team, U23 football team, and the national Olympic squad in October 2017, Park Hang-seo has led the country’s teams to new heights.
Following his work in the Republic of Korea with respected Dutch coach Guus Hiddink, he developed a reputation for his tactical skills and an ability to deploy his players wisely on the field.
He has led Vietnam to a number of achievements, such as runners-up spot in the AFC Cup 2018, a Top 4 finish in ASIAD, and the winners of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018.
Along with Park Hang-seo’s nomination, Vietnamese forward Nguyen Quang Hai of Hanoi FC has been listed in the Best Player in Southeast Asia category, while defender Doan Van Hau of SC Heerenveen has been nominated for the title of Best Young Player in Southeast Asia.
During the 2017 version of the AFF Awards 2017, the Vietnam Football Federation was honoured with the title of Member Association of the Year. In addition, manager Mai Duc Chung was declared Coach of the Year in the women’s football category after leading the women’s national team to victory in the fifth SEA Games.
Defender Doan Van Hau who played for the U19, U20, and U22 squads in the same year received the Young Player of the Year award.