Thailand will be playing host to the upcoming King’s Cup 2019 tournament, and are already gearing up for it in the best way possible.
To ensure Thailand have a successful outing on their home turf, FA Thailand has announced that Sirisak Yodyardthai will be named the head coach for the tournament.
Sirisak was brought in to manage the Thai national team after former boss Milovan Rajevac failed to negotiate an AFC Asian Cup group stage match against India. The Thais were beaten 4-1 on the night, and change was in the offing.
Under Sirisak, Thailand managed to qualify for the next stage of the Asian Cup, and players have expressed their delight at working under the man known as “Coach Tai”.
The 47th King’s Cup tournament will be held later this year, and the teams participating in the tournament as of now include heavyweight Asian sides such as India, Thailand and Vietnam.
The tournament kicks off in June, and Thai fans will be hopeful that they can win it as they prepare and look ahead to even tougher challenges in the future.