Peter Reid is ready to take over as Thailand head coach, but the former Sunderland and Manchester City manager insists he is still waiting to sign a contract. The 52-year-old, who has been out of work since leaving Coventry City in January 2005, was reported to have agreed terms with the Football Association of Thailand on Wednesday.
However, Reid revealed a deal has yet to be completed, although he hopes to put pen to paper next week. "My agent is going over there next week hopefully to finalise things but nothing's been signed at the moment," he told Sky Sports News.
Reid recently turned down a job with the Iranian national team, but the chance to lead Thailand has come at the right time for the former England midfielder, who admitted he has struggled to find desired work in his homeland. He will not have the chance to attempt to steer Thailand to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, however, after they failed to reach the final stage of Asian Zone 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 [Brazil 2014] because they failed in the pre-qualifying for this one."