Kuala Lumpur: After 13 years serving as a coach at the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Malaysia’s chief singles coach Rashid Sidek has decided not to renew the contract with BAM on Monday. Meanwhile, Rosman Razak who has done extremely well as the women’s doubles coach since taking charge in 2012, has also decided to leave BAM after about 20 years with the organization both as a player and as a coach.
Rashid explained the new contract contained a lot of unacceptable Key Performance Index (KPI) imposed by BAM which has led him to exit the organization.
“Under the new contract, BAM wants my players to meet the KPI by advancing to quarterfinals in the tournaments they compete. This is unfair and unreasonable, that’s why I’ve decided to move on,” said Rashid.
The 47-year-old Rashid also unhappy with other terms and conditions listed in the two-year contract.
“In my opinion, coaches will bear too much of a burden imposed by BAM under the new contract,” added Rashid.
Women’s doubles coach Rosman Razak also dropped the bombshell saying that he will not renew his contract with BAM.
“I chose not to renew my contract with BAM, I think it’s time for me to try something new,” said Rosman.
“I have maintained good working relationships with my players, I am proud of them, and I will always miss my players,” added Rosman.
BAM technical director Morten Frost said he will hold a press conference at Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday to provide an update on coaches contracts.