Srimaka sacked as Thailand U-23 boss

first_imgBY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter Thailand U-23 head coach Worrawoot Srimaka has been sacked by the Thai FA, following the team’s failure to shine in the Asian Games men’s football event.Srimaka’s charges only finished in third place in Group B, behind Uzbekistan U-23 and Bangladesh U-23, and failed to advance to the knockout stage. They drew 1-1 against Qatar U-23, 1-1 against Bangladesh, before losing 1-0 to Uzbekistan. In comparison, neighbouring Southeast Asian countries Indonesia and Malaysia reached as far as the round of 16, while Vietnam have booked a spot in the semis. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! In the 2014 edition, Thailand U-23, then led by legendary former Thailand international Kiatisuk Senamuang, reached fourth place in the tournament.The 46-year old’s sacking was confirmed by Thai FA president:”Srimakha paid me a visit on Friday, asking for a chance to improve, which I carefully considered. (But) after the freedom to work without any intervention that he had been given, without delivering proper results, there will be no further chances given to him.”He has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect, and I believe he’ll understand. We thank him and his staff for their hard work all these years,” he was quoted as saying.The former AFC Champions League and AFF Championship winner had first taken the rein in 2016, and in his first stint he led the team to the Dubai Cup title, the 2017 Southeast Asian Games gold medal, and the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship finals.He was replaced by Bulgarian coach Zoran Janković for the finals in early 2018, but was put in charge again for the Asiad.last_img read more