Thai Premier League club BEC-Tero Sasana are delighted to announce Kenny Shiels as their new coach.
A former professional footballer, Shiels spent his entire career in his native Northern Ireland before moving into football management there, coaching various clubs including Carrick Rangers, Coleraine and Ballymena United.
In June 2011 Shiels was appointed manager of Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock and in his first season Shiels led the club to a superb League Cup victory, defeating Glasgow Celtic against the odds in the final. Most recently Shiels was managing in the Scottish Championship at Greenock Morton.
Shiels, 59, brings with him international experience having previously managed the Northern Ireland Under-17 national team. He also has a great pedigree in youth development, spending three years as Head of Youth at Tranmere Rovers in the English Football League.
On the appointment of Kenny Shiels, BEC-Tero Sasana FC Chairman Brian Marcar said:
“I am very excited to welcome Kenny to BEC-Tero. He brings with him vast experience as a player and coach and I am confident he will hit the ground running and quickly get to know his players and backroom staff.
“This is a crucial stage of the season as we strive to improve results and move up the Toyota Thai Premier League table, as well as compete strongly in the cup competitions. Under the leadership of Kenny I am sure we can improve our position and maximize the results of our talented group of players. I look forward to the league action returning on 20th June when we host Chainat at home.”
“It is a great honour to follow in the footsteps of Sven Goran Eriksson and Avram Grant and join such as exciting club in the Thai Premier League. I am looking forward to the new experience and to working with the squad to hopefully bring success and silverware to BEC-Tero Sasana.”