Calisto named Vietnam coach
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Portugal's Henrique Calisto signed a two-year deal Monday to return as Vietnam coach, taking over from Alfred Riedl, who resigned late last year. It is the feisty 54-year-old's second stint leading the national side, which he insisted was not living up to its potential.

"Vietnam can do better than what it is doing now," he told reporters. "We'll work to win... but I can't promise anything. Only to work."

Calisto, who coached the national side in 2002 and is currently at Vietnamese V-League club Dong Tam Long An, is an outspoken character who has sometimes been reproached for his comments by Vietnam's football federation. Salary terms were not disclosed.

Vietnam have been without a coach since December, when Riedl stepped down after a disappointing performance at the South-East Asian Games in Thailand.