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Thailand sack Milovan Rajevac after 4-1 defeat in Asian Cup

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The Thailand Football Association (FA) have announced they’ve dismissed Milovan Rajevac following Sunday’s 4-1 defeat to India at the Asian Cup

Rajevac had been in charge of Thailand since 2017 and was only awarded a new contract by the FA in February last year.

But, in light of Thailand’s AFF Cup semi-final defeat and their humiliating 4-1 loss to India in Group A of the Asian Cup, Rajevac’s reign in charge came to an end.

Sirisak Yodyardthai will replace the former Ghana coach on a caretaker basis for the rest of the Asian Cup.

“I believe that this is not the way we, not just FA Thailand, but all Thai people, support this national team to play,” said president Somyot Poompanmoung on the Thailand FA website.

“With this regard, I announce duty relieving of Milovan Rajevac and some of his staff, and assign Sirisak Yodyardthai as interim head coach and Choketawee Promrut as his assistant for the rest of the Asian Cup from now on.”

Thailand will next take on Bahrain on Thursday as they look to kick-start their Group A campaign.