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Robson says likely to take Thailand job

Former England captain Bryan Robson said Tuesday he was likely to take the job as coach of Thailand's national team after flying in for talks with the local football association.

sports Updated: Sep 22, 2009 17:17 IST

Former England captain Bryan Robson said Tuesday he was likely to take the job as coach of Thailand's national team after flying in for talks with the local football association.

Robson, who has previously coached at clubs including Middlesbrough and Sheffield United, said he was in Thailand to discuss the terms for replacing Peter Reid as Thailand manager.

Asked if he had agreed to take the job yet, he told a press conference in Bangkok: "No, but it's looking pretty good."

"What we will discuss is the commitment that is involved for the national team and the timescale for that, because of the commitments that I have in England with Manchester United," said Robson, a former United skipper.

"I think that I am comfortable that I can do both and do them well. The Thai Football Association are comfortable with that as well," he added.

"Thailand have a great chance of qualifying for the Asian Cup. I have spoken to Peter Reid and he really enjoyed the one year that he spent here," he added.

Thailand Football Association chairman Worawi Makudi thanked Robson for coming and said there would be another press conference on Wednesday after their talks.

Former Sunderland and Manchester City boss Reid's contract as Thailand's national coach was terminated earlier this month after just a year. He has been appointed number two at Stoke City.

Worawi has previously rejected criticisms that Robson had had no major success during his time as manager at other clubs.

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