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Schaefer Out, Now Thailand Seeks New Head Coach

The association has finished its contract with Winfried

The association has finished its contract with Winfried

 

BANGKOK – Thailand has terminated the contract of its national team coach Winfried Schaefer, ending the colorful German’s near two-year tenure, the kingdom’s football association said Tuesday.

Schaefer, renowned for his exuberant touchline presence and white bouffant hairstyle, enjoyed a chequered time in Thailand’s top job, overseeing a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign but progressing to the final of the regional Suzuki Cup in December only to narrowly lose on home soil.

“The association has finished its contract with Winfried,” Ongart Kosinka, secretary-general of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), adding that both sides agreed to annul the agreement.

“I was not there when the two sides talked but the FAT decision was based on several reasons including coach performance,” he added, saying no decision had been made on his successor.

Schaefer, who replaced former Manchester United and England captain Bryan Robson in July 2011, has been widely linked in local reports with a role at Muangthong United, holders of the Thai Premier League crown.

Schaefer led Cameroon to victory in the 2002 African Nations Cup. He has also coached United Arab Emirates side Al Ain and FK Baku of Azerbaijan

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