Thailand has sacked head coach Milovan Rajevac after the team was drubbed by India at the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 on Sunday.
Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri has scored a brace at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi to confine Thailand to the bottom of theGroup A table with games against Bahrain and hosts nation the United Arab Emirates still to come.
This was a historic win for India as Chhetri led to the team to their first AFC Asia Cup win in 54 years.
The Football Association of Thailand announced the Serbian coach’s removal on its official social media platforms, adding that former assistant coach Sirisak Yodyardthai would assume control of the team for the clash with Bahrain on Thursday.
“The result (against India) is not what is expected of the Thai national team and that our supporters deserve,” Football Association of Thailand President Somyot Poompanmounghe said in the announcement.
“Like all Thai football fans across the country, I am also disappointed with the result. But as the President of the Football Association, I cannot stand still with this problem,” he added.
Rajevac took charge of Thailand in 2017 after spells with both Qatar and Algeria. He also famously guided Ghana to the last eight of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.