Binh Duong coach resigns after two consecutive losses

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Dang Tran Chinh, coach of top-tier V-League club Binh Duong, resigned on Friday after two consecutive defeats and losing the top spot to Hanoi T&T.

Binh Duong, who won two consecutive V-League championships in 2007 and 2008 and made their way to Asia's second-tier AFC Cup semifinals in 2009, are now in third position after the league's 18th round last Sunday July 11. They have 32 points along with the second-placed Dong Thap, and are two points adrift of Hanoi T&T.

Chinh took over the job in the ninth round of V-League after Binh Duong fired coach Mai Duc Chung who is currently coaching the league's bottom side, Navibank Saigon.

After taking the position, Chinh helped the club, last year's runners-up, earn consecutive wins and stay on top three points clear of Hanoi T&T. But the club has gone downhill over the past three matches.

Under Chinh's reign, Binh Duong had eight wins, one draw and four defeats, including two wins and one loss in Asia's AFC Cup.

Binh Duong has asked coach Duong Ngoc Hung, the former coach of second-tier First Division club Binh Dinh, to take charge.

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