Following Thailand’s latest defeat to the superstars of Japan, Thailand’s coach Kiatisak Senamuang has insisted if the fans are not happy, he does not mind losing his job.
But should the Thai coach be sacked or step down?
Suffering a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Japan is not the end of the world. Japan are years ahead of Thailand in footballing terms and the nation should feel no shame because of this result.
In their previous match they lost at home to Saudi Arabia, by three goals to nil, but again, the middle east side are doing very well, currently sitting joint top of the World Cup group B section with Japan.
Thailand hold up the table with a solitary point earned in a 2-2 draw with Australia, which is an excellent result. But the fact remains that the War Elephants are the only nation without a victory in the section after seven matches.
The former striker, turned coach, insists there are no easy matches in group B. Again, there is little you can debate from that comment, for Thailand are relatively new to the world of football and as such, every game will be daunting task.
“We are all answerable to the Thai fans, so let them be the judge and if they are not happy, I am ready to be sacked,” commented Kiatisak. He also offered his apologies for the defeat at the hands of what is an excellent Japanese team.
But his record of 21 wins, 7 draws and 14 defeats since taking over the reigns is decent by anyone’s standards. He has a 50% success rate, since taking over in 2014.
Former England managers such as Graham Taylor, Bobby Robson, Terry Venables and Kevin Keegan cannot claim a 50% success rate, despite these men being some of the biggest names in the game.
So should Senamuang be given more time?
Why not let him finish the World Cup qualifiers, permitting him the time to try new players and see what talent he can uncover. The results in the final three matches of the section are meaningless as far as qualification is concerned but could give the coach a chance to rebuild.
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