Coach Hùng coached Becamex Bình Dương earlier this season, but due to health reasons, he resigned but is now apparently well enough to work again.
Hùng was the former national team coach and guided Than Quảng Ninh to fourth place in the V.League 1 2020. Before coming to Quảng Ninh in 2016, the 60-year-old coach helped Hà Nội FC win V.League 1 titles in 2010 and 2013, and the Super Cup in 2010.
Earlier, Hùng played for Quảng Nam Đà Nẵng (now SHB Đà Nẵng) and won the national football championship in 1992. He and his team reached the semi-finals of the Asian Cup Winners' Cup in 1992, the best result of a Vietnamese team in the continental event.
He was called up to the national team in 1993 to compete in the 1994 World Cup qualifying round at the age of 33 and scored a goal for the Vietnamese team in a 3-2 defeat to Singapore. After that, he also played in the SEA Games 17.
In other games on Sunday, Hoàng Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) drew with Bình Dương 2-2; Hà Nội FC beat Sài Gòn FC 3-1; HCM City defeated Hải Phòng 3-0; Thanh Hóa beat Sông Lam Nghệ An 1-0; Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh bested Nam Định 3-2; and Bình Định drew 1-1 with Quảng Ninh.
After 12 matches, HAGL lead the league 29 points, followed by Viettel with 26 points. VNS