Eka Nonthaburi have announced a new approach to this season due to budget cuts. The club have a budget of only 5 million baht this year and that sum is only thanks to continued sponsorship from Chang and King Power.
Therefore the club have announced that instead of hiring a new coach, they will appoint a player-coach from within the existing squad. They will also implement a youth-team system to fill any gaps in the first team. Eka have stated this year's competition in D2 Bangkok will be the toughest ever and expect it to be a year of rebuilding for the club.
I'm not sure why the funding from the owner of Nonthaburi has suddenly dropped off but I expect it's another case of a phuu-yai growing bored with his project. Still at least we still have a club to support and a player-coach might work well at this level. Surely it cannot be worse than last year's coach.
No news on which players have stayed or gone yet with the exception of sad news that Grant, Reece and Manop have all left for pastures news. Thanks and good luck to them all.