Former England captain Bryan Robson has “agreed in principal” to become coach of Thailand’s national team, the head of the country’s football association has confirmed.
If the deal went through, the former Manchester United midfielder would be given the job of guiding the team to the 2014 World Cup finals.
“Robson is interested and has agreed in principal to become our coach,” Worawi Makudi, president of the Football Association of Thailand, told Reuters.
“He wants to come and discuss the details in person. He’s a big name and we think he could play a big part in improving Thai football.”
Robson, 52, would replace fellow former England international Peter Reid, who left the post on September 9 after less than a year in charge.
Reid’s contract, reported to have been worth close to €1.6 million a year and part-funded by the English FA, was terminated by mutual consent.
The FAT rejected his request to coach the Thai side while serving as assistant manager at Premier League Stoke City.
Robson has managed Middlesbrough, Bradford City, West Bromwich Albion and most recently, Sheffield United, whom he quit in Feb 2008.