Lucrative new job for former Kaizer Chiefs, Bafana Bafana coach

Philippe Troussier coached Bafana at the 1998 World Cup.
Philippe Troussier coached Bafana at the 1998 World Cup.

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana coach Philippe Troussier has his eighth national team coaching job lined up for him as he continues with his career in Asia.

Troussier (67) has been lined up to take up the national team job of Vietnam who are ranked 95 on the latest FIFA rankings.

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He was also linked with the head coaching job of the Benin national team.

According to reports from Vietnam, the Frenchman will take over the international head coach job at the end of the month replacing Park Hang-Seo.

A preliminary agreement with the Vietnam Football Federation has already been reached and Troussier will be tasked with the Asian Cup and qualifiers for the next World Cup,

He was previously the Vietnam Under-19 national team coach but left the job after the Under-19 AFC Championship was cancelled due to covid-19.

Philippe Troussier

Troussier took charge of Chiefs in January 1994 winning the BP Top Eight but didn’t last the year due to his dramatic coaching approach and was replaced by Trott Moloto.

Known as the ‘White Witch Doctor’ from his extensive spells coaching on the African continent, he also coached Bafana at the 1998 World Cup.    

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