Fowler takes charge of Muangthong United

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Updated: October 1, 2011

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has taken his foray in to club management after being named the caretaker coach of Thai Premier League side Muangthong United.

The 36 year old joined the club as a player during the summer, signing a one-year contract in July, after spells in Australia with North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory however he will now combine playing duties with coaching following the departure of Henrique Calisto.

Fowler is the fifth coach of Muangthong, domestic champions for the last two years, in three years.

Muangthong currently sit third in the league, twelve points behind leaders Buriram PEA, who ironically are managed by Attapol Bussakom, the man who delivered Muangthong their first title in 2009.

Muang Thong general manager Ronnarit Suewaja confirmed the short term appointment saying “Robbie will be caretaker coach until the end of the season. If he is successful, we may offer him a long-term contract,”

“We have to move forward and I am sure that everyone involved will support him.”

Liverpool legend Fowler, who also played for Leeds and Manchester City has had gained some coaching experience in short spells at Milton Keynes Dons and Bury in England’s League One.

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