Former England and Manchester United captain Bryan Robson has agreed to a four-year contract to take over as coach of Thailand’s national team.
“He’s very happy with what we’ve offered him, it’s a four-year deal,” said Worawi Makudi, head of the Football Association of Thailand. “The plan is he’ll coach for the Asian Cup, Olympics and hopefully World Cup.”
The former Middlesbrough, West Brom and Bradford boss had been away from the management scene since leaving Sheffield United in February 2008.
Under previous coach Reid, who left the post to become assistant manager at Stoke City, Thailand made a steady start to their qualifying campaign for the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar after securing draws against Jordan and Iran but face crucial back-to-back qualifiers against Singapore in November.