Issara, Yuthana named to help U23 team reach Paris

Issara, Yuthana named to help U23 team reach Paris

Thailand U23 manager Yuthana Yimkarun, left, and coach Issara Sritaro attend a press conference.
Thailand U23 manager Yuthana Yimkarun, left, and coach Issara Sritaro attend a press conference.

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) on Wednesday appointed Issara Sritaro as coach of Thailand U23 team with Yuthana Yimkarun named as general manager.

Issara will have a number of important assignments next year including the SEA Games, Asian Games and AFC U23 Asian Cup which also serves as the qualifying round for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Members of his coaching staff include former Thailand striker Bumrung Boonprom, former national team midfielder Krongpol Daoruang and goalkeeper coach Prasopchok Chokmao.

"I am happy to return to work with the national team again," former Thailand U17 player Issara told a press conference.

"The target of the FAT is the Paris Olympics. To meet the target, we have to lift our standards in every tournament from the SEA Games to the Asian Games."

Yutthana said: "My main duty is to look after the needs of the team."

However, he admitted that there were limitations as the FAT has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

"We all know that the FAT has financial problems," he said.

"I am here to help coordinate with sponsors and clubs."

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