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Port FC sack Jadet Meelarp after two consecutive defeats

Thai League giants Port FC have fired head coach Jadet Meelarp for the third time, after losing both of their first two games since the Thai League restart. 

Port FC have invested heavily over the past few Thai League seasons and ramped up their recruitment this season in hopes of winning their first Thai League title in the professional era.

However, things haven’t gone as planned for the Klongtoei side, as they lost their first post-lockdown game against Police Tero by default due to a lighting failure that occurred when the game was level in the final minutes.

They followed that up with a second defeat against BG Pathum United, who managed to score early and stifle the hosts attacking talents in a crucial 1-0 victory.

Unsurprisingly, the club’s head coach, Jadet Meelarp, has taken the brunt of these poor results. He was released from his position for the third time on Monday morning, following the most recent result.

Jadet previously made way for head coaches Kiatisuk Senamuang and Choktawee Promrut, being moved to ‘technical director’ on both occasions before returning to the hotseat. It is unclear whether he will be assuming a similar role this time around.

The side is now on the hunt for a new head coach, with assistant Sarawut Treephan set to take over on an interim basis. His first game will be a visit to bottom-of-the-table Trat FC this Saturday.

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