Long will take over the post for the remaining of the four-year term that will end in June next year.
Also at the HFF’s annual meeting on Wednesday, the agency appointed officials to two posts that have recently been abandoned. The new incumbents include Tran Anh Tu, as HFF vice chairman, and Tran Dinh Huan, as HFF general secretary.
Long, 70, started playing for the national football team of the Socialist Vietnam (northern Vietnam) in 1959 before moving to work for the Sports College in Ho Chi Minh City in 1980. He was acting coach of the national football team in 1994 and assistant coach to the team in 1995 – 96 and won SEA Games silver medal and bronze medal at SEA Football Champs (Tiger Cup).
Former chief Dung said, “I am assigned with too many responsibilities and have actually no time to fulfill all of them.”
He is vice chairman of the Vietnam Football Federation and CEO of the executive boards of the Saigon Jewelry Company (SJC) and Eximbank.
Last year, Dung lodged his request to step down from the post at HFF but was refused by the executive board.