KUALA LUMPUR – The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is not in a hurry to find a replacement for national mixed doubles coach Tan Kim Her who announced his resignation yesterday.
BAM Technical Director Morten Frost Hansen said he preferred a local coach for the position because it would be easy to set up a system of stability among the coaches.
“If one of the members leave (BAM), then the system will be back to square one. I think is very important that we are now looking at a system of stability.
Therefore, having a local coach will give us a better chance to have stability in the system.
“I feel it is very important to build the knowledge of our coaches so we can send them overseas for training,” he told reporters at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara today.
Kim Her has agreed to join the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on a five-year contract and has tendered his resignation to BAM, yesterday.
The 44-year-old coach is set to ink a deal with the BAI for an offer of US$7,500 (RM28,575) a month.
“I feel it is a good decision by Kim Her, good for him. It is an open market…he get a better offer. I support his decision 100 percent and wish him the best.
“We will obviously start looking for a replacement but we’re not in a hurry. I have to make sure the person we bring in meets the criteria and it may take time,” he said.
At the meantime, the current coaches available can continue to train the mixed doubles players until BAM find’s Kim Her’s replacement. – BERNAMA