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Thailand ‘celebrating City’s promotion to Premier League as much as Leicester’

The people of Thailand have been celebrating as much as the people of Leicester since City secured their place in the Premier League, vice- chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has said.

Manager Nigel Pearson, his staff and players are in Thailand for a week of relaxation and celebration after the Championship title success.

Aiyawatt, known as Top, said from the moment City had clinched promotion, he and his father, chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, were bombarded with requests to take the team back to their homeland.

Leicester CityTop said the entire country was proud of City’s success.

“They have gone crazy,” said Top. “They know Championship and Premier League football.

“They know now that Thai people own a club that is going to play in the Premier League.

“They are excited and they support the team. They wanted to see the team and asked me to bring the team back to Thailand.

“All the media, everyone wants to see the team and wants to know more about it.

“It is good for the city and the club, and football here, that the whole country is supporting the team.

“Thai people have always loved football. They get really excited when we said we would bring the team.”

But Top added it was also time for the players to relax.

He said: “They have tried very hard every week, so it is time to relax, spend time together and just enjoy their time in the country.”

Leicester Mercury

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