VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and Portugal coach Henrique Calisto signed a new three-year contract in Hanoi on March 4.
Calisto will be given the task of helping Vietnam defend its 2008 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF Cup) championship title in 2010 and 2012 and enter World Cup 2014 Qualifiers in the Asian region.
Under the new deal, Calisto will receive a monthly salary of US$22,000, up nearly 100 percent against the previous contract. He will also enjoy other preferences, including accommodations, airfares to Portugal on leave, health insurance, and additional bonuses if the national squad and the Olympic team achieve high results at regional and international tournaments.
VFF Vice Chairman Nguyen Lan Trung says within three years, Calisto will draw up a new strategy for Vietnamese football to take part in regional and continental competitions to live up to spectators’ expectations.
Currently, the national squad has jumped 41 spots to the 114th place in FIFA standings since Calisto accepted to lead the national squad in March 2008.