Robson quiet on Thailand link

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Bryan Robson today refused to comment on reports he is poised to become the new manager of Thailand.

The president of the Thailand Football Federation, Worawi Makudi, declared earlier today that an agreement in principle had been agreed with the former Middlesbrough, Bradford and West Brom boss.

Reports claimed Robson, who left Sheffield United in February 2008, will fly out next week to finalise the deal.

However, the 52-year-old would not confirm or deny the story when contacted by Press Association Sport.

Peter Reid officially ended his one-year tenure as national team coach last week to join Stoke as assistant to Tony Pulis, leaving Thailand in search of a replacement with crucial back-to-back Asian Cup qualifiers against Singapore looming in November.

If he is appointed, Robson would be asked to continue the improvements seen under former Sunderland and Manchester City manager Reid, with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the World Cup finals in 2014.

Thailand have made a steady start to their qualifying campaign for the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar after securing draws against Jordan and Iran.