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Serbian manager Milovan Rajevac appointed as Thailand national team head coach

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) have announced that 63-year-old manager Milovan Rajevac has been appointed as the head coach of the nation team.

The appointment concluded a month-long search to find a replacement for Kiatisuk Senamuang, who decided to leave the national team post following heavy defeats in the 2018 World Cup qualifying round.

Rajevac was picked ahead of several high-profile candidates including former War Elephants head coach Winfried Schäfer, former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen, as well as Brazilian managers Dunga and Zico.

The Serbian coach has been reportedly tasked with rebuilding the Thailand national team following their disastrous World Cup qualifier campaign which saw them eliminated with just one point from seven matches.

Rajevac is perhaps best-known for his two-year stint with the Ghana national team, where he guided the Black Stars to the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.