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Thailand appoint ex-Japan coach Akira Nishino

Akira Nishino, who led Japan to the last 16 of last year's World Cup, has been appointed head coach of Thailand's national and Under-22 teams.

The 64-year-old will manage the War Elephants' campaign to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Nishino will also be in charge of the Thailand U-22s at the Nov 30-Dec 11 SEA Games in the Philippines and next year's Asian Championship.

Thailand interim coach Sirisak Yodyardthai quit after a poor showing in last month's King's Cup. Sirisak had taken over from Serb Milovan Rajevac, who was sacked after a poor start at the Asian Cup in January. - AFP