Tuesday, 06/11/2019 11:51 AM (GMT + 7)
After the selection of Thailand fired manager Milovan Rajevac earlier this year, it was U23's turn to leave coach Alexander Gama.
Thai football since the beginning of the year has experienced some bad things. After having to replace the general in the Asian Cup of 2019 with the decision to dismiss coach Milovan Rajevac, his national team lost to China and failed to pass the 1/8 round.
Meanwhile, Thailand Under-23 lost the face of U23 Vietnam on the Asian side of the Under-2020 tournament, and recently lost to Singapore Sub-23 at the Merlion Cup, accompanied by criticism of violent kicks. And of course, the overall failure in the King's Cup was mentioned.
Coach Alexander Gama
Thailand's U23 team recently finished with coach Alexander Gama after the Merlion Cup ended, Thailand U23 set the goal to win this tournament, but lost to U23 0-1 in the final for Singapore. It is said that from the failure and violent play that the Gama coach decided to leave, he said: "This is my last tournament with Thailand U23. I have the honor to work with you.
The future of this Brazilian coach has been a subject much discussed in recent times, if he is really enthusiastic about the team he leads. He was rewarded with the expectation of helping Thailand U23 to have the opportunity to win tickets for the 2020 Olympics en route to the U23 Asia tournament next year (which Thailand hosts), but Coach Gama has calculated the team before to attend The Merlion Cup and just stand behind the persuasion of the President of the Thai Football Federation.
The incident began when Thai media reported that he had received an amount of money from Muangthong United club to leave his position as U23 coach and rescue the rich but falling team. Therefore, after the dismissal, it is likely that Coach Gama will appear in Muangthong and take goalkeeper Dang Van Lam and his teammates.
Although the future of coach Gama has been decided, in the national team the position of coach Sirisak Yodyardthai is also as "just a hangover" because of his ability to show through the King's Cup. Sirisak is still inadequate to lead the national team in half to the public's demand for legend Kiatisak Senamuang to return, and it is reported that Sirirak does not even have the right to choose a squad as many think.
Within a few days, Thai football had to witness three defeats of the national team and the U23.