Park Hang-seo, Shin Tae-yong and Kim Pan-gon must defeat Thailand’s ‘Madame Pang’ to win

 Reporter Kim Dong-chan = Amidst the semifinals of the Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup (Mitsubishi Cup), also called the “Southeast Asia World Cup,” was compressed into a competition between Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, the only Korean coach was not Thailand’s general manager ‘Madame Fang’ is drawing attention from soccer fans once again.

Among the countries that advanced to the semifinals of this tournament, Vietnam (coach Park Hang-seo), Indonesia (coach Shin Tae-yong), and Malaysia (coach Kim Pan-gon), excluding Thailand, have Korean coaches at the helm.

In Thailand, Alexandre Polking, a Brazilian-German coach, is the head coach, and in this country, the director is the main character in the spotlight rather than the coach.

Nuanpan Lamsam (57), nicknamed ‘Madame Pang’, is a business woman who is also the CEO of Muang Thai Life Insurance, a Thai insurance company, and also runs the overseas luxury business.

Thai media reported on the 5th that “Director Ram Sam decided to pay 5 million baht (about 190 million won) as a bonus to the team if Thailand reached the final.”

Thailand defeated Indonesia led by Shin Tae-yong in the final of the Suzuki Cup, the predecessor of the Mitsubishi Cup that ended in January of last year, to win the championship. ‘ unfolded. 스포츠토토

In the semifinals of the last tournament, Thailand, led by Lam Sam, defeated Vietnam, led by Park Hang-seo, and beat Indonesia, led by Shin Tae-yong, in the final.

In the semifinals of this tournament, they will face Malaysia coach Kim Pan-gon, and if they win, they will meet the winners of Vietnam and Indonesia in the final.

The Lam Sam family, of Chinese descent, founded Kashkorn Bank as a prestigious family in Thailand. Along with his father Potipong, Lam Sam is also active in Thai politics.

Forbes, an American economic magazine, also rated the Lam Sam family as the 27th richest person in Thailand.

In the semifinals of the Southeast Asian Games held in May last year, Thailand beat Indonesia 1-0 to reach the final, and Vietnam beat Thailand 1-0 in the final to win the gold medal.

‘Madame Fang’s love for soccer is very famous.

From 2008 to 2019, she was the captain of the Thailand women’s national team. During this time, the Thai women’s national team went to the 2015 and 2019 FIFA World Cup finals.

Currently, she is the owner of Port FC, the first division of Thai professional football, and she reached the top of the FA Cup in 2019.

Coach Polking said in an interview with the Singapore media at the time of the Suzuki Cup last year, “Thanks to Madame Pang, a ‘power woman’, it is very helpful in relationships with foreign teams.” Even so, he played a big role.”

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