The National Sports Council (NSC) will evaluate the performance of the national archery squad’s head coach, Lee Jae Hyung to determine his future in the team.
“Like any other coaches under the Podium Program, Jae-hyung’s work will be reviewed from time to time. The decision regarding his status will be made based on the evaluation,” said Dr Khairi Zawi, the chief executive officer of NSC.
This statement was in light of rising pressure from the public to sack the Korean coach, who has a contract until December 2017, following the archery squad’s early exit at the Rio Olympics.
The national team crashed out in the first round in the team event, while Khairul Anuar Mohamad was the only one who made it to the second round in the individual event.
Jae-hyung has been in charge of the archery squad since 2001 as he guided them to the Olympics from Athens 2004 onwards, but their best achievement so far was a quarter-final appearance.