Peter Reid tempted by Thailand job

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Peter Reid has confirmed his interest in taking over as coach of Thailand but insists he has not yet signed a contract.

The former Sunderland and Manchester City manager has been out of football since leaving his role as boss of Coventry in January 2005.

Reid, 52, was reported to have agreed terms with the Thailand FA but denies the deal has been completed, although it is likely to be rubber-stamped next week.

"My agent is going over there next week hopefully to finalise things but nothing's been signed at the moment," Reid told Sky Sports News.

Reid turned down a job with Iran for "personal reasons", he said, but the Thai opportunity has come at the right time for the former England midfielder, who admitted he has struggled to find work in the English leagues.

He will not have the chance to lead Thailand to the World Cup in two years' time, however, after they failed to reach the final stage of Asian qualifying.

"This one does interest me," Reid said.

"It's good for the CV and hopefully I can get them to the next World Cup because they failed in the pre-qualifying for this one."