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Rangsan Viwatchaichok retires from professional football

Thai midfielder Rangsan Viwatchaichok has announced his retirement at the age of 38 today.

The former Thai international intended to stay with his current club Suphanburi until the end of the 2017 season, but wanted to retire from playing so that he could focus on coaching.

Viwatchaichok is currently the assistant coach at Suphanburi.

“At this moment, I think that I will officially stop playing. I have had a conversation with whole the team.”

“It’s better if I can focus on being an assistant coach here,” said Viwatchaichok after the 1-1 draw with Ratchaburi.

“I would like to thank the board for the opportunity. Really, it’s like learning a job. I hope that all of the players can develop with my help,” he added.

Viwatchaichok played for BEC Tero Sasana, Krung Thai Bank, Bangkok Bank, Buriram United and Suphanburi during his 18-year career.

The 38-year-old set-piece specialist was capped 47 times by Thailand.