Azkals coach Thomas Dooley signs two-year contract extension
The Azkals under Thomas Dooley are eyeing a spot in the finals of the AFF Cup. Jaime Campos 

THOMAS Dooley has formally agreed to terms to coach Philippine men’s football team for two more years.

Philippine Football Federation president Nonong Araneta confirmed the development in a text message on Monday, saying the German-American mentor has inked a two-year contract extension.

“I’m looking forward to two more years,” Dooley earlier said. “I always said I wanted to stay.”

The 54-year-old coach practically sealed his renewal after steering the Azkals to a string of impressive results in their World Cup/Asian Cup second-round qualifying campaign, capped by a stunning 3-2 win over North Korea last March.

Dooley, who has led the Filipino booters to numerous breakthroughs in his three years at the helm, tries to guide the squad to another milestone, gunning for at least a finals berth in the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup, which the country is hosting.

Dooley mentioned Kyrgyzstan as one of the Azkals opponents in friendlies as part of their preparation.

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