Falko Goetz has signed a two-year contract to manage Vietnam's national football team. He will lead the team through the qualifying rounds for the London 2012 Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will also oversee the under-23 squad in November's South East Asian Games in Indonesia.
Goetz's playing career included stints at Bayer Leverkusen and other German clubs as well as Turkish side Galatasaray. He coached German first division team Hertha Berlin for three years until April 2007. Recently he coached German third division side Holstein Kiel.
He is Vietnam's eighth foreign coach since 1995.