Gama leaves Buriram United

Buriram United have parted ways with head coach Alexandre Gama, the club confirmed on Monday.

The agreement was reached after Buriram beat Bangkok Glass 2-0 in the Thai Premier League on Sunday night.

“Following talks, we have agreed to part company by mutual consent,” Buriram manager Tatthep Pitakpoolsing told the Bangkok Post.

Gama added: “The game with Bangkok Glass was my last game as coach of Buriram. I understand the situation and accept the decision. This is football.”

The Brazilian was appointed Buriram’s head coach in 2014 and during his tenure, the club won the Thai Premier League twice, the FA Cup and the League Cup.

However, they were unable to mirror their domestic success in the AFC Champions League. The Thai side have failed to make it to the knockout stage of the competition under Gama’s tutelage, and produced their worst showing this season, claiming just one point from six fixtures.

It is understood that Gama will be replaced by Afshin Ghotbi of Iran, who coached the Iranian national team from 2009 to 2011 and was South Korea’s assistant coach from 2004 to 2007.