KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has given the thumbs-up on a proposal for former national coach Misbun Sidek to become the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) national coaching director.
On Sunday, world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei had suggested that Misbun, his former coach, be named for the job based on his experience.
On Monday, Khairy said it was time for the BAM to find someone as a coaching director to strengthen the coaching and training set-up.
“Misbun is a great coach and he has proven that by producing good players, including Chong Wei. It is a good proposal but I will leave it to the BAM to find the ideal candidate,” said Khairy.