Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is currently going through a bad patch, first of all its technical director Morten Frost has tendered his resignation on Sept 11, and two weeks after Frost’s resignation came yet another blow as Jeremy Gan decided to step down as the men’s doubles coach of BAM on Saturday.
Jeremy Gan who best known for coaching Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games silver medal told Malaysian media that now is probably the right time for him to try something different in life.
“I’ve been with BAM for 15 years, it’s time for me to take a break to learn some new knowledge and to explore different things,” said Gan.
Meanwhile, BAM president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria also confirmed that Gan had sent his resignation letter with a three-month notice.
He did not, however, tell the real cause of Jeremy’s resignation but gave the impression that the decision was made on a personal basis.
“We received a letter of resignation today. I believe he has his own reason,” said Zakaria.
BAM has introduced a new coaching structure in June, and has promoted Cheah Soon Kit who was previously the head coach for the men’s doubles back up squad to become the new men’s doubles head coach of the senior team.
“We already informed Cheah Soon Kit about this. We have to wait and see what Soon Kit will do next,” added Zakaria after chairing the BAM Council Member’s meeting at the Badminton Academy of Malaysia, Bukit Kiara on Saturday.
Gan will serve his three-month notice until the end of 2017. After his departure from BAM, the men’s doubles team will continue to be run by Cheah Soon Kit and Rosman Razak.