Thailand coach Kiatisuk Senamuang has reportedly signed a four-year deal following his side's AFF Suzuki Cup victory.
Senamuang, who was a legend for Thai football when he was a player and looks set to gain the same status as a coach, steered his young charges to a spectacular Suzuki Cup win.
The Bangkok Post quoted the coach saying how pleased he is to sign a formal deal.
He said: "This has set a new standard in Thai football. Giving a Thai coach a formal contract proves Thai coaches are not inferior to foreign coaches.
"I will try to guide all the teams under my responsibility to become successful particularly at the Asian and world levels.
"I want to make Thai fans' dream become true by taking Thailand to the World Cup during my reign."
Senamuang also chatted about the upcoming King's Cup, a tournament featuring Thailand, Croatia, South Korea and North Korea, which kicks off on 1 February 2014.
He added: "I will use the strongest side for the King's Cup. We have not won the King's Cup for seven years and my aim is to lift the King's trophy."