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Robbie Fowler as the acting Head Coach

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has been named the player-coach of Thailand Premier League side Muangthong United after their exit from the AFC Cup

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has been named the player-coach of Thailand Premier League side Muangthong United.

Fowler joined the club as a player, signing a one-year contract in July 2011, after spells in the Australian A-League with North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory. However, with Muangthong being knocked out of the AFC Cup by Kuwait this week, it was decided that action had to be taken.

A statement on the Muangthong website read: ”The Board have appointed Robbie Fowler as the acting Head Coach and terminate the contract of Portuguese boss Henrique Calisto. The contract is until the end of the season and the team must adapt to long-term goals if it is to succeed in Asia.”

The Anfield hero and homophobic abuser of Graeme Le Saux is to take that big step from playing to managing after being named as Muangthong United boss.

Fowler joined the Thailand Premier League club in a playing capacity this year, signing a one-year deal, after knocking around the Australian A-League for a while. Muangthong United were knocked out of the Asian Football Confederation Cup recently, a defeat which encouraged the board to take action.

The Anfield hero and homophobic abuser of Graeme Le Saux is to take that big step from playing to managing after being named as Muangthong United boss.

Fowler joined the Thailand Premier League club in a playing capacity this year, signing a one-year deal, after knocking around the Australian A-League for a while. Muangthong United were knocked out of the Asian Football Confederation Cup recently, a defeat which encouraged the board to take action.

A statement from the club said: “The Board have appointed Robbie Fowler as the acting Head Coach and terminate the contract of Portuguese boss Henrique Calisto. The contract is until the end of the season and the team must adapt to long-term goals if it is to succeed in Asia.”

I imagine Fowler will be advising his players against recreating his infamous simulated cocaine-sniffing antics on the Anfield pitch in 1999. I don’t think the Thai authorities are too big on drugs, are they?

The cheeky young scoundrel got a four-match ban and was fined over £30,000  for this.

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