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Former Ghana coach Rajevac appointed Thailand boss

19:02 EAT 26/04/2017
Milovan Rajevac
The former Black Stars manager has joined the Asian country six months after leaving Algeria

Milovan Rajevac has been appointed Thailand coach, replacing Kiatisak Senamuang, who parted ways with the War Elephants last month after the country failed to qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup to be hosted by Russia.

The 63-year-old, who led Ghana to the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, will begin work in a fortnight and he is expected to build a formidable side that can qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

"The Thailand FA is pleased to announce that Milovan Rajevac will take over as head coach of the national team from May 2017 onwards," the association's press release stated.

"After the position of Thailand’s national team head coach became vacant since 3rd April 2017, the FA immediately started recruitment process for the most suitable candidate to fill upon the position in order to prepare the team for the upcoming fixtures and competitions.

"Milovan Rajevac, Serbian football coach with suitable experienced has been selected as the new head coach and will commence his work with FA Thailand on the 4th of May 2017,” the statement added.

Rajevac is best remembered by Ghanaians after handing teenagers Agyemang Badu, Rabui Mohammed, Dominic Adiyiah, Jonathan Mensah, Samuel Inkoom and goalkeeper Daniel Agyei their debuts with the Black Stars, who won silver at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.