The Philippine Football Federation has announced the appointment of Thomas Dooley as head coach of the Men’s National Team.
Dooley will be taking charge of the team that will see action in AFC Asian Cup qualifying from June 8 to 14 in Mongolia.
“I’m honored to take responsibility to bring the team back where they belong,” said Dooley.
“Thank you to PFF for the trust you have in me.”
Dooley takes over the team that he also handled from March 2014 until March 2018 when he steered the Azkals to Asian Cup qualification for the first time in history.
“We would like to welcome Coach Thomas Dooley back with the Men’s National Team,” said PFF president Mariano Araneta, Jr. “We trust that he can take the team to greater heights in his second stint as head coach. We wish him and the team well as they prepare for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers next month.”
The Azkals begin preparations for the Asian Cup qualifiers with a training camp from 26 May until 03 June 2022 in Manila before they proceed to Mongolia for the competition where they are grouped with Palestine, Yemen, and hosts Mongolia.