Muang Thong kick out Carvalho (26/02/2011)

Bangkok: Muang Thong United have confirmed that they have dispensed with the services of coach Roberto Carlos de Carvalho, with the reigning Thailand champions just days away from their AFC Cup 2011 opener having missed out on a place in this year’s AFC Champions League.

Muang Thong’s hopes of a place in Asia’s premier club competition ended in the first playoff when they lost on penalties to Indonesia’s Sriwijaya, who subsequently lost to Al Ain, prompting the management to fire the former Bangkok Glass coach.

The void created by the departing de Carvalho has been temporarily filled by Robert Procureur, who has been Muang Thong Technical Director since 2006 and one of the key figures in the club’s meteoric rise.

Muang Thong begin the defence of their Thailand Premier League title, ironically against Bangkok Glass, on Saturday before facing Hanoi T&T on Wednesday in their AFC Cup 2011 Group G opener .

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