Thailand are in talks with former England captain Bryan Robson as they continue their search for a new national team coach.
“We’re still in negotiation, but he is interested and we are interested,” Thai Football Association president Worawi Makudi told Reuters.
“It’s still at the first stage, but we are keen to bring Robson to Thailand,” he added.
If the deal goes ahead, Robson, 52, will replace fellow former England midfielder Peter Reid, whose contract was terminated by mutual consent earlier this week.
Thailand turned down Reid’s proposal to remain national team coach while serving as assistant manager at Premier League Stoke City.
Robson would be expected to continue Reid’s work in overhauling the Thai game to steer the country to the 2014 World Cup finals.
He has managed Middlesbrough, Bradford City, West Bromwich Albion and most recently, Sheffield United, whom he left in February 2008.