By FOX Sports staff
The Thunder Castle were left looking for a new boss at the start of this month after Englishman Scott Cooper relinquished his post due to personal reasons.
Cooper had only been in charge since May after taking over from the legendary Attaphol Puspakom, who parted ways with the club after leading them to the knockout round of the AFC Champions League and joined fellow top-flight side Bangkok Glass soon after.
While Guillermo Oriol Gil was initially named as Cooper's replacement on an interim basis, his reign has not lasted long at all after Buriram announced on Sunday that Menendez would be taking charge of the side.
Menendez was last in charge of Spanish side Racing Santander and was also previously in charge of Real Madrid's Castilla side.
The 47-year-old arrives at the New I-Mobile Stadium with the Thunder Castle in a strong position, leading the league by five points while also still challenging for the League Cup, FA Cup and Champions League.
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