Binh Duong, Tien Giang change coaches

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Top-tier V-League club Binh Duong and second-tier First Division club Tien Giang have changed coaches due to their poor performances the past weeks.

Dang Tran Chinh, head coach of the club's second-tier First Division squad TDC Binh Duong, has been made the the technical manager and assistant coach of top-tier V-League team Binh Duong.

The V-League side's assistant coach Nguyen Minh Dung will take charge of the First Division team as head coach.

The management hopes that the switch will improve the V-League side because Chinh is considered to be more experienced than Dung.

After two wins in V-League 2010 season, Binh Duong has not fared well. A scoreless away draw with Malaysia's Selangor in the Asian Football Confederation Cup opener was followed by a 0-2 loss to Hoang Anh Gia Lai in the V-League third round, a 0-1 loss at home to Dong Tam Long An in the fourth and a goalless draw, also at home, against Hoa Phat Hanoi in the fifth round.

Elsewhere in the Mekong Delta, Coach Nguyen Van Thinh sent a letter to the management of First Division club Tien Giang on Sunday asking to resign, taking responsibility for the club's poor performance.

With one win, one draw and three consecutive losses, Tien Giang is now second to last with only four points.

Thinh moved from Nghe An to Tien Giang this year because he didn't get along very well with some of the managers of top-tier V-League club Nghe An in 2009.

Also, he wanted to have a chance to test his ability in a new competition. But Thinh has faced some difficulties. He expected central fullback Long Giang to play an important role in the team, but Giang has not been cooperative, according to local reports.

Right after Thinh left, the club management had a meeting on Monday and picked Do Van Minh to take charge.

Minh was the coach who discovered several of Tien Giang's leading talents including Long Giang, Phuc Hiep, Quoc Anh and Nhat Tan.

He has mostly taken care of young teams in the Mekong Delta. Last year, he helped Tien Giang stay in the First Division.

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