Bryan Robson Ready To Give 100% As Thailand Boss (17 October 2009)
Former England captain Bryan Robson is ready to start his new job as coach of Thailand national team.
The Manchester United legend was unveiled in Bangkok on Friday as he takes over the job vacated by Peter Reid in September.
Robson, whose last coaching job ended in February 2008 at Sheffield United, told assembled journalists in the Thai capital that his first objective was to get to know his players.
Thailand have two vital 2011 Asian Cup qualifiers against Singapore in November.
"I am ready to be the head coach of the Thai national team," Robson told the Bangkok Post.
"I'm looking forward to working with the best players in Thailand. The one thing that can be guaranteed is I will try to give 100%."
"I know that I have great support from the FA, and also my assistant who worked under Peter Reid, Steve Darby. He knows the players, he can speak the language and I know that in the early stage of my career that will be very helpful."
Thailand play in Singapore on November 14 and host the Lions in Bangkok four days later.
"I know that we have two very important games coming up against Singapore. I know the importance of those two games.
"While I was in England, I studied tapes of the Thai players. This will help me in Thailand's preparations for the Asian Cup qualifying round against Singapore."
"I also studied tapes of Singapore. I'm sure that the matches will be exciting for both teams."