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Reid content with assistant role

Peter Reid
Reid last worked in English football in 2005 as manager of Coventry City

Ex-Thailand boss Peter Reid believes he can adapt to life as an assistant manager as he prepares to become number two to Tony Pulis at Stoke City.

Reid, 53, will be in the dugout for the first time on Wednesday when Stoke take on Leyton Orient in the Carling Cup.

"I did the same thing at Manchester City and England Under-21s, so it's not a problem," Reid told BBC Radio Stoke.

"The role is fine, it will do for me as long as I can have an impact here and help this club grow stronger."

The former Sunderland and Leeds boss added: "The club has done fantastic to get to the Premier League and my job is to help the players and Tony to improve."

Reid had been coach of the Thailand national team since September, and has negotiated the release of his contract in order to take on the position at the Britannia Stadium.

"I enjoyed it there. The players are technically good and it's a great place to live," said Reid.

"But the Premier League is the greatest league in the world, and although it was very difficult to leave, it was always my ambition to come back here and work."



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