BANGKOK (19 June 2011) – Datuk Worawi Makudi said that there is still no word yet on the appointment of a new chief coach for Thailand following the recent departure of Bryan Robson from the post.
He made the statement immediately after getting the nod for his third term as president of the FA of Thailand (FAT) this week.
“At the moment, we are not able to make any decision with regards to Robson’s successor. After I complete my FIFA commitments at the Women’s World Cup in Germany, we should get a better idea of who will be the new coach,” said Datuk Worawi.
“So far, several foreign coaches have expressed an interest in the job. However, I have yet to decide whether the next coach will be a local or a foreigner.”
Robson resigned from his position last month following a recent surgery he had for throat cancer.
Datuk Worawi said that other than looking into the appointment of a new chief coach, he will also be concentrating on reforming the administration of the national team.
“I would like to thank all clubs, whether they voted for me or not. From now on, I’ll dedicate myself totally to the work, however tough it is. An overhaul of the national team management will be a priority of my policy,” added Datuk Worawi.
“I’m open to constructive suggestions from anyone, either the fans or the media. However, each decision needs to be made by the (FAT’s) executive board. I will take time to find well-qualified people to become members of the new board .”

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