Asian Cup 2019: Thailand sack head coach Milovan Rajevac after defeat to India

Sport360 staff 12:20 07/01/2019
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Milovan Rajevac

Milovan Rajevac has been sacked as head coach of Thailand following the Southeast Asian nation’s 4-1 defeat to India at the Asian Cup on Sunday.

The 65-year-old paid the price after the War Elephants leaked three second-half goals to lose in their opening match in Abu Dhabi.

Thai football chiefs acted swiftly to remove Rajevac early on Monday morning.

“The result is not what is expected of the Thai national team and that our supporters deserve,” Thailand’s FA president Somyot Poompanmoung said.

“Like all Thai football fans across the country, I am also disappointed with the result. But as president of the football association, I cannot stand still with this problem.”

Former assistant coach Sirisak Yodyardthai will assume control of the team when they face Bahrain on Thursday, Thai officials added.

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