Phalajivin tenders resignation with Thailand
BANGKOK, June 25 (National Team) - Thailand coach Chanvit Phalajivin officially submitted his resignation on Wednesday in the wake of the Southeast Asian side's dismal World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Bangkok Post reported Chanvit had stepped down after a disappointing qualifying campaign that saw them manage only one point from six group games.
'I want to take responsibility,' said Chanvit. 'The fans do not believe in me.'
Thailand finished last in their group after picking up only a single point from a 1-1 away draw against Bahrain.
Their five defeats included losses in all three of their home matches at the Rajamangala Stadium against Oman, Bahrain and Japan.
Chanvit has not indicated where he will be headed to after quitting the national team.
The 52-year-old, who led Thai Farmers' Bank to victory in the 1994 Asian Club Championship, was linked with a move to Vietnam league side Dong Thap last year before deciding to remain with Thailand for the 2007 Asian Cup and the World Cup qualifiers.