Peter Reid has left his post as coach of the Thailand national side and is set to take on a role at Stoke.
The former Leeds and Sunderland boss has parted with the Asian nation after a mutual agreement was reached.
He is now set to become the new assistant manager to Tony Pulis at the Britannia Stadium, a job he has been linked with for a while.
Reid had been hoping to combine his duties with the Potters with his commitments to the Thai team, but that request was dismissed by the Football Association of Thailand.
"We have agreed to terminate the contract with Peter Reid as our national team coach," said Worawi Makudi, president of the Thai FA.
"He wanted to work in the Premier League at the same time but we told him it could not work that way. He could not do both, it's impossible."
Reid had signed a four-year contract with Thailand upon his appointment in September 2008.