Thailand's new football coach

Thailand have named Serbian Milovan Rajevac as their new national football coach.

The 63-year-old former Ghana manager was selected ahead of a host of respected coaches that included Dunga and former Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard.

Rajevac, takes over the reigns following the resignation of Kiatisuk Senamuan, who was popular with the fans but received a lot of criticism over the failed World Cup campaign, as the team failed to win a game.

The Serb took Ghana to the World Cup quarter-final stages held in South Africa in 2010. Along the way he beat his home country Serbia, USA, drawing with Australia before being defeated 4-2 to Uruguay in the knockout stages in a penalty shoot out, after a 1-1 draw.

As a player, Rajevac never really got going. In a career commencing in in 1973 through to 1986 he played only 131 competitive matches. He turned out 13 times for Red Star Belgrade over a three year period.

As a coach he has been around the block, managing 16 clubs or countries over a 28 year period. His last position lasted only two matches as coach of Algeria.

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) spent a month searching for their new coach before opting for Rajevac. It is believed that many of the applicants were outwith the financial package that FAT could offer.

The new coach will commence work immediately and began rebuilding the national side.

Love Pattaya would like to wish Mr. Rajevac every success in his new role, which is going to be challenging.

Originally reported by :Thaivisa


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