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Akira Nishino - the Japanese World Cup hero has nominated as Thailand national football coach

Akira Nishino - the Japanese World Cup hero has nominated as Thailand national football coach

Thai media simultaneously reported that the 2018 World Cup coach of Japan Akira Nishino has just submitted a nomination file to lead the national team.

Earlier, FAT Chairman Somyot Poompanmuang disclosed the list of candidates for Thailand national football coach are having great strategists. Akira Nishino is one of these names. SMM Sport, Sport Trueid, Siam Sport reported on Nishino's appearance in the list of candidates.

Japanese coach is 64 years old this year. He was a member of the Japanese team, named in the typical J.League 1986 squad. As a coach, Nishino is a J.League monument. This strategist used to win Japan 2005, won the AFC Champions League 2008, twice was voted the best coach of J.League in 2000 and 2005. He was even chosen by AFC as the best coach in Asia in 2008.

In the Japanese team, Nishino also left a bold mark. Taking over Japan in April 2018 after Vahid Halilhodzic was sacked, Nishino only had two months of preparation before the 2018 World Cup. Not many people believe that Nishino will succeed but he can.

Nishino's Japan football crumbled Colombia vigorously, holding Senegal and becoming the only Asian team to pass the group stage in the 2018 [World Cup. In the round of 16, Japan played a match to live before Belgium, the team then won bronze. They were two goals ahead of their opponents and only succumbed to immaturity at the end of the match.

Nishino and Japanese team returned home, thousands of fans came to the airport to welcome. Despite being praised as a Japanese soccer hero, Nishino and the Japan Football Federation all confirmed that he did not continue to lead Japan. Since then, the 64-year-old coach has yet to receive any additional jobs.

The appearance of Nishino will surely make the race to become the head coach of Thailand football become more attractive than ever.

Besides Nishino, another candidate was revealed as Eusebio Sacristan. The coach born in 1964 used to be an assistant in Barcelona under Frank Rijkaard, B coach AS Roma under Luis Enrique. Later, Sacristan continued to lead Real Sociedad and Girona in Liga. Although not yet achieved many impressive achievements, the experience and philosophy of the Sacristan seems to fit Thai football.