Taki gets job at Prachuap
Masami Taki has been appointed coach of Thai League 1 side PT Prachuap, the club said yesterday.
Prachuap manager Chalong Traipoosit, left, and coach Masami Taki.
The Japanese joins the Killer Wasps on a one-year deal as his contract with relegated Rayong FC expired after the 2020 season, which ended on Sunday.
Taki, 48, replaces former Thailand international Thawatchai Dumrong-ongtrakul, who parted ways with Prachuap after failing to meet the club's target.
Prachuap finished 10th last season.
"We believe in Masami Taki's experience and skills. He has worked with several clubs in Thailand. His main assignment is to help make us stronger," Prachuap manager Chalong Traipoosit said.
Taki has previously coached Thai Honda, Pattaya United and Chiang Rai United.
He joined Rayong in the second half of last season but could not help the team stay up in the top flight.
Taki is the first foreign coach of Prachuap since the club was founded in 2007.
Meanwhile, Pavin Bhirombhakdi, chairman of Thai League 1 champions BG Pathum United, said Australian side Adelaide United want to buy his midfielder Thitiphan Puangjan.
Thitiphan was one of Pathum's key players in their T1-winning campaign after he returned from an unsuccessful spell in Japan.