Robson quits as Thailand’s coach


BANGKOK, 10 June 2011 – The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has confirmed that former England and Manchester United captain Bryan Robson has resigned from being the coach of Thailand’s national football team. 

Acting FAT President Worawi Makudi insisted the 54-year-old coach quit on 8 June 2011 while Steve Darby also resigned as technical adviser. He denied that the resignations were related to the recent bribery scandal between him and the Football Association (FA) of England.

Earlier, former FA Chairperson Lord David Triesman accused four FIFA members including Mr Worawi of trying to bribe him in exchange for their votes for the 2018 World Cup host.

Regarding the selection of a new coach, Mr Worawi said it would take place after a new FAT president is elected on 17 June. A press release confirming the resignation of Mr Robson has been publicized in the FAT website.

It has been rumoured that Peter With, a former chief coach of Thailand from 1998 to 2002, is among the candidates.