Many clubs have resumed training to prepare for the V-League 2011, which will begin in mid-January 2011.
Navibank Saigon has been practicing in the southern city of Vung Tau since October 18. Another team from HCM City, the HCM City First Division club has been back for training for two weeks.
Hoang Anh Gia Lai has begun the first move – seeking a new coach and new talents for the upcoming football season. It is rumored that Thai coach Kiatisak will return home and will be replaced by another Thai coach, Dusit. The club will recruit the best players of the national U21 squad, instead of purchasing stars from other teams.
Coach Le Thuy Hai has agreed to join Thanh Hoa club, replacing coach Vu Truong Giang. Hai is praised as one of the best coaches at V-League at present.
Portuguese coach Ricardo has accepted Binh Duong club’s invitation to lead the team in the next football season. As Ricardo has left, Dong Tam Long An is seeking a new coach. Coach assistant Tran Cong Minh temporarily conducts the team.
While Thanh Hoa, Dong Tam Long An, Binh Duong and Hoang Anh Gia Lai have changed their coaches, the remaining teams are still led by their current coaches: Da Nang with Le Huynh Duc, Hanoi T&T with Phan Thanh Hung, Hoa Phat Hanoi with Nguyen Thanh Vinh, Khanh Hoa with Hoang ANh Tuan, Dong Thap with Pham Cong Loc, Navibank Saigon with Mai Duc Chung, Hanoi ACB with Luis Mauricio and Song Lam Nghe An with Nguyen Huu Thang and Hai Phong Cement with Vuong Tien Dung.