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Gjurovski to Continue with Muangthong United

Mario Gjurovski is set to resume his role as Muangthong United head coach following negotiations with the club’s higher ups.

News broke out of Gjurovski’s departure from the Twin Qilins following a cryptic message posted on his Instagram, which said, “It’s time to say goodbye.”

Coupled with Gjurovski expressing disappointment towards the refereeing in Thai football after his side’s thrilling 4-4 draw with rivals Buriram United in last weekend’s Thailand Clasico, it was speculated that the North Macedonian would step down from his position with former Nakhon Ratchasima Mazda head coach Milos Joksic taking over as caretaker.

However, discussions with the Muangthong higher-ups was quite fruitful, as the Twin Qilin bosses still retain their faith in the head coach. And it was finally decided that Gjurovski would remain as Muangthong’s head coach for the time being, with Joksic serving as his assistant.

“As the head coach Mario has made our game fluid and his attacking football philosophy matches that of Muangthong. This approach is reflected at all levels, from the young academy players to the first team,” reads a statement posted by Muangthong on their social media, “Over the past two years with Mario, prospects from within the club are finding pitch time at the highest level and developing to be the core of the national team, which is in line with our vision.”

Gjurovski, who had played for the likes of Muangthong, True Bangkok United, and Bangkok Glass (now BG Pathum United) during his playing career, will remain in the Twin Qilins’ dugout as they travel to another arch-rivals of theirs in Chonburi FC for this weekend’s Thai League 1 action.