| BANGKOK (25 July 2008) – Former England international Peter Reid has reached an agreement to be the new national coach for Thailand and will sign the contract next month.
Worawi Makudi, the president of the FA of Thailand (FAT) announced that the two parties have found a working relationship and where Reid will begin work on 1 September 2008 on a four-year contract.
“Our discussion went very well,” said Worawi.
“We added some work for Reid apart from being in charge of the national team where we want him to see players not only in Bangkok but also in the provinces.”
Reid will help create a national reserve side under the age of 20-years-old who will be selected from all over the country.
The former Everton star had said that he wants to bring ex-England defender Viv Anderson as his assistant although Worawi countered that the FAT will have to consider the salary issue.
Worawi said he wants former Thailand captain Tawan Sripan to be on Reid’s staff to learn about coaching.
Reid’s first assignments will be the King’s Cup in Bangkok and the Asean Football Championship to be co-hosted by Thailand and Indonesia later in the year.
Reid will succeed Chanvit Phalajivin who quit last month after Thailand’s exit from the third qualifying round of the 2010 World Cup.