Muangthong’s Tawan Sripan resigns, Kiatisuk Senamuang in line to step in

Kelvin Leong Kelvin Leong

Muangthong United suffered a 6-1 loss to Prachuap on Sunday and head coach Tawan Sripan resigned after the game with Kiatisuk Senamuang in line to take the hot seat.

Just five games into the 2018 Thai League 1 season and all is not well at Muangthong United after they suffered a humiliating 6-1 loss at the hands of Prachuap FC on Sunday night.

The club lost striker Teerasil Dandga, playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin, club captain Theerathon Bunmathan and goalkeeper Kawin Thamsatchanan who all sealed moves to Japan and Belgium in the off season.

Key injuries to players like Adisorn Promrak, Celio Santos, Wattana Playnum, Chenrop Samphaodi and Naoaki Aoyama have not helped the cause as well.

Muangthong currently sit in 10th place with two wins, one draw and two losses, the latest defeat coming on Sunday against Prachuap FC.

A leaky defence together with goalkeeper Kampol Pathom-attakul shipped in six goals on a night to forget for the Kirins.

Things got even worse when head coach Totchtawan Sripan announced his resignation at the post-match news conference.

Totchtawan joined the club in 2016 and immediately did the double – League and League Cup – in his first season as Muangthong coach. He followed it up with the League Cup, Thailand Champions Cup and Mekong Club Championship the following year.

With defending champions Buriram United comfortably perched at the top of the standings with 13 points, Muangthong now need to regroup and get their campaign back on track.

Muangthong have not officially confirmed Totchtawan’s resignation but FOX Sports Asia understand from sources close to the club that ex-national team coach Kiatisuk Senamuang is a likely choice to step in and take the reins.

Kiatisuk, more commonly known as Zico has not coached since leaving Port FC last season, and recently rejected the opportunity to take the Thai U-23 job.

The Twin Qilins will return to the comfort of their SCG Stadium this Saturday to take on Ubon UMT FC before the international break.