Thai ex-top cop picks police chief to FUT Coins

  • Thai ex-top cop picks police chief to run premier league ByAfp Published: 08:45 EST, 19 February 2016 | Updated: 08:45 EST, 19 February 2016 e-mail Thailand's ex-top cop, now "anti-corruption" head of the country's FUT Coins football association, announced Friday that his successor at the police force would also run the kingdom's premier league firm.Somyot



    Poompanmoung, the pugnacious multi-millionaire who led Thailand's police force until his retirement last September, was elected earlier this month to lead the Football Association of Thailand as an anti-corruption and fairness candidate.Somyot told reporters that the person succeeding him as national police chief would also become president of the Premier



    League of Thailand company, which runs the country's top two divisions. Former Thai national police chief Somyot Poompanmoung (C) was elected earlier this month to lead the Football Association of Thailand as an anti-corruption and fairness candidate ©Christophe



    Archambault (AFP/File)"You might wonder who will be the new Buy FIFA Coins president of the Premier League of Thailand company … it's police general Chakthip Chaijinda," Somyot said.It was unclear how Chakthip would balance the two roles -- or how his skill set as a crime-buster applied to the football job.