Date: 6th March 2009 at 1:46pm
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According to the Reuters news agency, Manchester City FC has closed down its operations in Thailand.

Since the club cut all of its ties with Thaksin Shinawatra interest in City have all but died.

Jimmy Heosontaty, City’s former representative in Thailand, said plans for an academy had been scrapped and the club’s merchandise shop, launched to great fanfare last year, had closed due to a lack of interest.

‘We saw no point in carrying on after the (Shinawatra) family sold their share. City still have fans here, but there’s not a lot of interest anymore.’

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