The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has appointed former Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac as the new head coach of the national football team.
The Serbian tactician is expected to start work on May 4, before Thailand’s World Cup qualify match against the United Arab Emirates in Bangkok on June 13.
The announcement of the new coach for the War Elephants was made at a press conference by FAT technical chief Witthaya Laohakul.
The 63 year- old coach will replace Thai coach Kiatisak Senamuang. who stepped down on March 31 following a heavy World cup qualifier defeat.
Thailand are out of contention for a ticket to Russia 2018 after six losses and one draw in Group B of Asia’s final qualifying round, with three games remaining.
Rajevac steered Ghana to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and has also managed countries such as Algeria and Qatar.