Revealing the reason behind Coach Daiki Iwamasa’s departure from Hanoi FC

In the latest V-League transfer news, Hanoi FC has confirmed the departure of head coach Daiki Iwamasa following the conclusion of the 2023/2024 season.

Coach Daiki Iwamasa took charge of Hanoi FC in February 2024. Under his leadership, the Japanese strategist revitalized the team, restoring its competitive edge. His efforts culminated in a strong finish for Hanoi FC, securing third place in the Night Wolf V.League 1 – 2023/2024 season. This achievement was particularly notable given that the team had been struggling in mid-table before his arrival.

Beyond the league performance, Coach Iwamasa also guided Hanoi FC to the finals of the National Cup 2023/2024. Despite a valiant effort, the team fell short in the penalty shootout against Thanh Hóa, missing out on the championship.

Coach Iwamasa’s contract with Hanoi FC was set to expire on July 14, 2024. In recent months, the club made concerted efforts to negotiate a contract extension with the Japanese coach. However, as shared by Nguyen Quoc Tuan, the CEO of Hanoi FC, the negotiations did not lead to a mutual agreement.

“We have been negotiating with Coach Daiki Iwamasa for an extension, but we have not been able to reach a consensus,” said Nguyen Quoc Tuan. He added that Coach Iwamasa expressed a desire to return to Japan and continue his career in the J-League. As a result, Hanoi FC will now begin the search for a new head coach to lead the team in the upcoming season.

Coach Iwamasa’s departure marks the end of a brief but impactful tenure at Hanoi FC. His contributions have left a lasting impression, and the club will look to build on the foundation he established as they prepare for the next season. The search for his successor will be crucial as Hanoi FC aims to continue its pursuit of excellence in Vietnamese football.

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