Saturday, September 4, 2010

On the touchline

Head national football coach, Lee Tae-Hoon
The 25-strong Cambodian national team squad are currently in training camp across the border in Vietnam, preparing for their important AFF Suzuki Cup qualifying matches in Laos towards the end of October. The coaching team that will support the squad during their month and a half in preparation, and who will select the final 20 players to make the trip to Laos, are shown here. Lee Tae-Hoon (39) is the head coach, recently arriving to take over the post vacated by Australian Scott O'Donell, and who has had two spells as assistant coach of the South Korean women's team and who was a midfielder with K-leaguers Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors for six seasons. His coaching credentials are unknown and the appointment was made at the behest of the Korean football federation, who will pay his salary. Alongside him are his two Cambodian assistant coaches, both former national team players, now AFC B and C-licence qualified coaches respectively, Oum Savong and Ieng Saknida, and goalkeeper coach Prak Sovanny. Savong played for the national team in the 1990s, whilst Saknida has cut his coaching teeth in charge of the Cambodia national U13 and U14 teams after his playing career in midfield took him to Samart United, Hello United, Naga, Preah Khan and Khemara and a regular start in the national team. Prak Sovanny has been the goalkeeping coach under both the last two national coaches, Prak Sovannara and Scott O'Donell and does the same job with Phnom Penh Crown. The team's physio will be Hay Sakiry, who accompanied the national team to Laos for the SEA Games, whilst Vann Ly remains as team manager.
Assistant coach Oum Savong
Assistant coach Ieng Saknida
Goalkeeping coach Prak Sovanny
Physio Hay Sakiry

1 comment:

Mr.LEE( Battambang..) said...

Go GO, Cambodain Football!I do hope we are now on the right way.
I'd urge all the national players do their best in order to get success with football.
It's the honor of our country.
Cambodian football have been the weakest team in the region for the last two decades.
It's time to start.I would like to give you all the moral support...
Best Wishes