• Lee Chong Wei: Hire Misbun (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has recommended his former coach Datuk Misbun Sidek to be the head coach for the national training centre.

    The 31-year-old Chong Wei gave this opinion when he attended the Corporate Skills and Research (CSR) meeting chaired by acting chairman Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff last week – before he left for China to play in an exhibition match with five-time world champion Lin Dan of China. The student and his mentor. This filepic shows Lee Chong Wei and long-time coach Misbun Sidek together at the Malaysian Open tournament in 2011 before Misbun left the BAM.

    Chong Wei, when contacted after the exhibition match, said that the national team needed a supremo to manage the players and coaches – similar to how other countries are running their programmes.

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