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 By Paul Murphy

Buriram United come from behind to win Mekong Club Championship

Jason Dasey and Stanely Bernard discuss Thailand's future after winning their record fifth AFF Cup.

Buriram United striker Diogo Luis Santo put in a match-winning performance as the Thai side beat Laos champions Lanexang United 2-0 to claim the Toyota Mekong Club Championship 2-1 on aggregate.

In the second leg of the final in Thailand on Sunday night, the Brazilian tormented his opponents throughout. He won and scored a first-half penalty before Go Seul-ki added a second early in the second half.

Diogo then drew the foul that saw Lanexang skipper Soukaphone Vongchiengkham sent off late in the...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Iran's Afshin Ghotbi sacked by Thai champions Buriram after three months

After only three months in the job, former Iran head coach Afshin Ghotbi has been sacked by Premier League of Thailand champions Buriram United.

Ghotbi was shown the door on Saturday night, despite guiding Buriram to a 2-1 victory at Army United FC.

The win took the Thunder Castle to third on the table -- the top three in Thailand have a chance at playing in the AFC Champions League -- but the club are 19 points behind leaders, Muang Thong United.

Ghotbi was only appointed in May, taking over from...

Former Iran boss Afshin Ghotbi appointed Buriram United coach

New Buriram coach Afshin Ghotbi
Afshin Ghotbi takes over from Alexandre Gama as Buriram United head coach.

Thai champions Buriram United have appointed Iranian Afshin Ghotbi as their new head coach, following the departure of Alexandre Gama on Sunday.

The Thunder Castle have wasted no time in naming their new man as the former Shimizu S-Pulse and Iran national team boss gets his first taste of working in the Premier League of Thailand (PLT).

Ghotbi was strongly rumoured to be heading to Suphanburi in time for the beginning of this year's PLT campaign. While that move failed to materialise, his interest...

Thailand's Theerathon to leave Buriram United for Muang Thong

Theerathon Bunmathan
Thai midfielder Theerathon Bunmathan has agreed to join Muang Thong United.

Thai champions Buriram United fans have stunned their fans by announcing that defender Theerathon Bunmathan is to leave the club next month to join deadly rivals Muang Thong United.

Rumours have been swirling around the future of the Thai national captain for some months but most expected him to test himself in a stronger league. However, an official statement from the club suggests that no firm offers from abroad were forthcoming and it was Theerathon's choice to make the move back to his home...

Buriram United suffer first Thailand defeat since 2014 vs. Muang Thong

Alexandre Gama head Coach of Buriram United
Buriram coach Alexandre Gama saw his team concede three times in the first 30 minutes.

A majestic performance from Chanathip Songkrasin helped steer Muang Thong United to a memorable 3-0 victory over Buriram United as the Thai champions slipped to their first league defeat in 18 months.

Alexandre Gama's side had put together an incredible 44-game unbeaten run since losing 2-0 to Bangkok United in October 2014. But on Wednesday night in Buriram, Muang Thong beat their deadly rivals for the first time ever, following eight draws and four defeats in their previous 12 league meetings.

In...