THOMAS Dooley will continue coaching the Philippine Azkals national football team.
The Philippine Football Federation extended the contract of the 54-year-old Dooley with the Azkals for two more years.
PFF General Secretary Ed Gastanes said Dooley’s coaching stint with the Azkals will be from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2018.
Dooley began handling the Azkals in 2014.
In his two-year stint, the former United States team captain led the Azkals to the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup Semifinals.
He also steered the team to the finals of the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives.
Because of this, Dooley will be at the helm as the Philippines target a finals appearance in the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup.
The Philippines is co-hosting the Suzuki Cup, with Myanmar for the first time in November.
He will also call the shots for the Azkals when they compete in the group stage of the AFC Asian Cup UAE qualifiers.
The Azkals will make an attempt to qualify in the final round.
During Dooley’s watch, the Philippines reached its highest FIFA ranking of No. 116.