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The former England midfielder is approaching his one-year anniversary in south-east Asia and has no regrets about his choice to head east.
“I’m down to my playing weight and really enjoying spending most of my time on the training ground - something you can’t do as a Premier League manager, because of all your other responsibilities,” Reid said, according to the Bangkok Post.
“It’s also a great experience to be an international manager and so far we’ve lost only three of my 15 matches, and two of those were against Saudi Arabia, who are a strong side.
“Clearly, there are language problems but I get out there and demonstrate what I want. I’ve learned a few phrases. In Thai, shut down is ‘beep’ and shoot is ‘ying’. So I spend the whole match beeping and yinging!
“My No. 2 is another Scouse lad – Steve Darby – and he’s been a big help because he’s been out here 12 years and understands the culture.”
The Liverpudlian coaching duo can’t wait to face a team from their home city and the match with Liverpool on Wednesday.
“The Premier League is held in the highest regard out here – they adore it,” said Reid.
“There will be a 45,000 full house for the Liverpool match and I’m delighted Rafa Benitez is bringing his team here.”