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RESEMBLANCE? Mourinho only has 3 years at any reign, and now the same fate for Park Hang Seo?

RESEMBLANCE? Mourinho only has 3 years at any reign, and now the same fate for Park Hang Seo?

After consecutive successes since taking the job in 2017, Park Hang Seo was questioned about the dreadful performance at the last AFC U23 Championship in Thailand.

Vietnam U23 came from the state of a runner-up 2 years ago to the 4th place in the group stage this time at the AFC U23 Championship. The tactics were nearly the same as ever, but Park Hang Seo’s man-management ability was highly in doubt, as he couldn’t turn the game around in the 3 matches.

They started this year's tournament against UAE U23 and later on Jordan U23. In both matches, they demonstrated a solid performance at the back but were awful upfront. They can not create chances, even though they had a more percentage of possession. Park’s side remained to contain at the first hour of the match, and in the last 30 minutes, they pushed forward, exploited the half-space and dazzled the fans with an amazing one-two and off-ball movements.

RESEMBLANCE? Mourinho only has 3 years at any reign, and now the same fate for Park Hang Seo?

But somehow luck was not on their side attacking-wise. Shots were fired, but were either off-target or saved or blocked. The scoreline ended 0-0 at both matches, leaving their fate off their hand in the final match.

In the final match, Vietnam U23 scored the first goal of the tournament, thanks to Nguyen Tien Linh. But individual mistakes caused them the loss at the end of the match against an already-eliminated DPR Korea U23 in the most horrifying fashion.

RESEMBLANCE? Mourinho only has 3 years at any reign, and now the same fate for Park Hang Seo?

Much like the legendary manager Jose Mourinho, Park Hang Seo worships the defensive style of play, leading to effective counter-attacks and sit back organized to maintain the minimum scoreline. Both were charismatic and all fired up at the touchline in the match. Tactical instructions are given directly by them, for maximum effect. And lastly, they achieve championship and trophies for their managed team.

Nevertheless, Park Hang Seo may step on the pathway of the Portuguese manager, as the success only lasts for 3 years. Until now, Mourinho is a journeyman, as he has managed Inter, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Man United and Tottenham as some of his high-profile clubs in his CV. It restates the fact that he doesn’t last long at any specific club. As this is the fact that no Vietnamese fans want to hear, that it may be applicable to the case of Park Hang Seo.

RESEMBLANCE? Mourinho only has 3 years at any reign, and now the same fate for Park Hang Seo?

The next task for the South Korean manager is to overcome hard opponents in the FIFA World Cup qualification round. And most important of all is the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020, where Vietnam is the defending champion. With other opponents now are much stronger, with decorated managers like Akira Nishino or Shin Tae Yong, it will be no easy task for the defending champion. Failure in this regional cup may lead to the resignation of once a hero Park Hang Seo.