Thailand have fired coach Milovan Rajevac simply hours after losing Four-1 to India within the opening sport of the Asian Cup on Sunday in Abu Dhabi.
The Serbian, who led Ghana to the quarterfinal of the 2010 World Cup lower a forlorn determine on the Al Nahyan Stadium and has been relieved with two video games of Group A nonetheless to play. He will probably be changed by assistant Sirisak Yodyathai who will lead the crew into essential clashes towards Bahrain after which host nation the United Arab Emirates.
The Soccer Affiliation of Thailand (FAT) president Somyot Poompanmoung launched a press release Monday saying the choice.
“It was not the enjoying format that Thai FA and the crew supporters desired,” Somyot stated. “I hereby announce the suspension of the contract with Milovan Rajevac because the coach of Thailand’s nationwide crew.”
The choice was not simply primarily based on the result of 1 sport, as disappointing as which will have been with India working riot within the second half as the 2 groups went in on the break all sq. at 1-1.
The 65 year-old, appointed in April 2017 to change the favored Kiatisuk Senamuang, has been criticised for what have been seen as overly defensive techniques that don’t go well with a crew primarily based on attacking velocity and approach.
After the India defeat, Rajevac steered that he had moved away from his pragmatic ideas.
“We’ve to enhance quite a bit. Soccer isn’t just about approach, we’ve got to be extra aggressive, play for the result and never only for the great thing about soccer,” he stated.
In December, the Warfare Elephants failed to win a 3rd successive AFF Suzuki Cup title, Southeast Asia’s biennial event. Thailand had been eradicated on the semifinal stage by Malaysia and Rajevac was warned that Thailand’s goal on the Asian Cup was a spot within the knockout stage.