Former England captain Bryan Robson has revealed that he is likely to take the job as coach of Thailand’s national team after flying in for talks with the local football association.
Robson, who has previously coached at clubs including Middlesbrough and Sheffield United, said he was in Thailand to discuss terms.
Asked if he had agreed to take the job yet, he told a press conference in Bangkok: “No, but it’s looking pretty good.”
“What we will discuss is the commitment that is involved for the national team and the timescale for that, because of the commitments that I have in England with Manchester United,” said Robson, a former United skipper.
“I think that I am comfortable that I can do both and do them well. The Thai Football Association are comfortable with that as well,” he added.
“Thailand have a great chance of qualifying for the Asian Cup. I have spoken to Peter Reid and he really enjoyed the one year that he spent here,” he added.
Thailand Football Association chairman Worawi Makudi thanked Robson for coming and said there would be another press conference on Wednesday after their talks.
Robson is being lined up to replace Peter Reid who quit the post to take up the number two role at Stoke City.