New coach for SCG Muang Thong United
published : 28 Feb 2012 at 00:00
newspaper section: Sports
Serbia's Slavisa Jokanovic was unveiled as coach of Thai Premier League side SCG Muang Thong United yesterday.
Serbia’s Slavisa Jokanovic is the new coach of Thai Premier League side SCG Muang Thong United.
The former Chelsea player has signed a one-year, one million baht contract with the Kirins who finished third in the TPL last season.
Jokanovic is Muang Thong's sixth coach in just over three years. During that spell, the club has used five coaches from five different countries _ Thailand, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal and England.
Jokanovic succeeds former England striker Liverpool star Robbie Fowler who recently quit as player/coach following a short stint in charge.
Muang Thong director Ronnarit Suewaja said: "Jokanovic was one of the coaches on our list. He has experience and we hope he can help our players gel."
Jokanovic, who coached Serbia's Partizan Belgrade from 2008-2009, said: "I didn't hesitate when I received an offer from Muang Thong. I want to help the club improve and win the Thai league."
Thailand in confident mood
Thailand coach Winfried Schaefer believes his team will defeat Oman in Muscat in their World Cup qualifier tomorrow.
Thailand must beat Oman in the last match in Asia/Oceania Group D in order to progress to the next round.
"Every player is looking forward to the match and we can beat Oman with our teamwork," said the German coach.
"Beating Oman will be difficult but we can do it if we have a bit of luck."
The match kicks off at 4.30pm Thai time and will be live on Channel 9.