Last update 6/23/2011 10:50:00 AM (GMT+7)

Long An appoint coach number four

VietNamNet BridgeCroatian Buketa Ranko has been appointed chief coach of V-League side Dong Tam Long An.

Short stay: British coach Simon McMenemy was sacked by V-League side Dong Tam Long An after a poor performance. (Photo: VNS)

Ranko will replace sacked British coach Simon McMenemy. During his tenure, Long An gained 13 points from 12 matches.

This is the fourth time Long An has changed its manager this season.

The 54-year-old Croatian coach was assistant to the Yemen coach Srecko Juricic last year.

However, McMenemy, 34, who helped the Philippines national football team reach the semi-finals of the AFF Cup for the first time last year, will remain Long An's technique director.

At present, DTLA are bottom of the V-League with 18 points from 19 games. They will meet the national team in a friendly at Thong Nhat Stadium tomorrow, June 24.

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