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Potential candidates to meet Thai FA representatives to present proposal

The final four candidates for the Thai national football vacancy are expected to meet with top Football Association of Thailand (FAT) officials on April 18 and 19.

The meetings will discuss each of the candidate’s vision for the Thai national team regarding future World Cup qualifications.

Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac is the latest name in the mix when he is confirmed to fly to Bangkok to talk to the Thai FA.

René Meulensteen, the former right-hand man of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, is also considered to be a serious contender for the position.

Former Thai head coach Winfried Schäfer has previously met with Thai FA President earlier this month, and is expected to have a second meeting with Mr Somyot Poompunmuang.

Japanese coach Takahiro Shimada is another candidate for FAT to consider.

FAT has been actively on the hunt for a new head coach following Kiatisuk Senamuang’s resignation.

Kiatisuk stepped down after two heavy defeats in the 2018 World Cup qualification third round against Japan and Saudi Arabia.