Thailand has fired head coach Milovan Rajevac following their humiliating 4-1 defeat to India in their opening game of the 2019 Asian Cup. The War Elephants looked second best in their encounter against India, which saw striker Sunil Chhetri grab a brace for the Blue Tigers.
Thailand wasted little time in getting rid of the Serbian coach who has previously managed Ghana, Algeria & Qatar. In a brief statement, the Thai FA confirmed that assistant Sirisak Yodyarthai would take charge of the South East Asian nation for the remainder of the tournament.
"I believe that this is not the way we, not just FA Thailand, but all Thai people, support this national team to play," the governing body's president Somyot Poompanmoung said in a statement.
"With this regard, I announce duty relieving of Milovan Rajevac and some of his staff, and assign Sirisak Yodyardthai as interim head coach and Choketawee Promrut as his assistant for the rest of the Asian Cup from now on."
Yodyarthai will now get to work with the side, ahead of their second Group A game against Bahrain on Thursday.