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Head coach Akira Nishino faces difficulty to find assistant in the Thai team

Head coach Akira Nishino faces difficulty to find assistant in the Thai team

It is just more than a month to come to Vietnam against the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier, but Mr. Akira Nishino has not found the right coaching assistant team.

On July 25th, coach Akira Nishino met with representatives of Thai League clubs and leader of the Thai Football Federation (FAT). Besides adjusting the match schedule, the Japanese coach will choose who is the assistant in the coaching team of Thailand is also interested.

Before that, Nishino announced that he would use a training board of all Thai people.

According to Thai media, Nishino will use his predecessor Sirisak Yodyardthai. Sirisak led Thailand after coach Milovan Rajevac was sacked at the 2019 Asian Cup. The other could be Thailand's Under-19 coach - Isara Sri Tharo.

Head coach Akira Nishino faces difficulty to find assistant in the Thai team

However, Deputy FAT Secretary General Phatthan Supaphong said Nishino coach has not yet decided. "Although Sirisak and Isara are both contracting with FAT, both must sign new contracts to join the team 's coaching team. When all contracts are signed, we will announce, no agreement has been passed at this time", said Supaphong.

When asked about the possibility of appointing Sirisak or Isara for coach of the U23 team and forcing Nishino to find another assistant, Supaphong said:

No agreement has been signed yet. Let everything be done. At this point, Isara coach is leading the U19 team, so he may be a member of Nishino's coaching board, we can only say that I support Nishino very hard and every decision However, at this point, Nishino has only one general manager in Japan, which is an agreement with FAT because we need a person who can connect between the Japanese team and the Thailand team".