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Port Boss Jadet Wants Therdsak as Assistant Coach

Gian Chansrichawla

Football Tribe SEA Editor


Port FC coach Jadet Meelarp could turn to his former player Therdsak Chaiman for assistance when the season restarts, according to this recent report from SiamSport.

Jadet is taking over as Port manager for his third stint, stepping in from ‘Director of Football’ once again to replace the recently sacked Choktawee Promrut. The 48-year-old played a similar role in replacing former Thai national team boss Kiatisuk Senamueang in 2017, presiding over a significant uptick in form at the time.

The former Chonburi boss worked with Therdsak extensively during his time on the Eastern Seabord. The midfielder was a key part of Jadet’s FA cup winning side in 2010 and worked under him as assistant boss in 2015 while still fulfilling duties as a player.

As for Therdsak’s own managerial experience, the midfielder took over from Jadet before the start of the 2016 season, finishing 5th and 7th during his two years in charge of the Sharks.



After resigning as head coach, the former Thai international dropped into T3 to take charge of Chonburi’s affiliated side Phuket City FC. The Southerners missed out on promotion, finishing 6th in the regional standings.

Seeing the two pair up once again could be a boost for Port, and it does suggest that Jadet’s position as head coach could be more permanent than originally implied when he took over from Choktawee last month.

Regardless, Port are among the favorites to challenge for the league title this season after their major investments in successive transfer windows, and expectations will be even higher for Jadet this time around.