Thaksin Shinawatra took over Manchester City in 2007 targeting “domination of the world game”. Signing three unknown Thai players was a strange way of going about it.
We spoke to Sven-Goran Eriksson about the crazy year he spent working under Shinawatra, who eventually stopped speaking to the former England manager, as City started the season brightly but faded away to finish ninth in the Premier League.
One of the odder footnotes of Shinawatra’s ownership came with the signings of three Thai players – Teerasil Dangda, Kiatprawut Saiwaeo and Suree Sukha – who never actually appeared in a competitive game for the club.
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