Bryan Robson hanging on to Thailand job after poor results prompt backlash from fans

27 December 2010 12:10
Former England captain Bryan Robson put on a brave face on Sunday in explaining why he was clinging on to his job as Thailand coach after overseeing the country's worst performances in recent years.

Furious Thai fans have demanded the resignation of the country's soccer president and want answers as to why a side once tipped to become an Asian soccer heavyweight has stumbled embarrassingly in every competition since Robson took over.

Bad times: Robson's previous job was an unsuccessful spell at Sheffield United

The former Manchester United skipper, who replaced compatriot Peter Reid in September 2009, called his own news conference to explain the team's dire form and admitted he would not give himself a passing grade in his first national team job.

'No, I don't count anything as a pass until we win,' a stern-faced Robson said when asked to evaluate his performance as Thailand boss.

'I'm quite disappointed, I want to win and it's results that matter.' Under Robson, Thailand failed to reach the Asian Cup for the first time in 23 years and were bundled out of the Southeast Asian Games and the Southeast Asian championship - competitions they have long dominated - in the opening rounds.

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Source: Daily_Mail