National men’s doubles coach Jeremy Gan has decided that it is time for him to part ways with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).
Jeremy Gan tendered his resignation last Friday after receiving an offer from “another country”, but he did not specify any name.
His illustrious career with BAM spanned over 15 years, and he has coached the likes of Tan Wee Kiong, Woon Khe Wei, Chan Peng Soon, Goh Liu Ying, Goh V Shem, Tan Wee Kiong, and more.
“I’ve been approached by another country and I’m weighing the offer. I’ll decide soon,” The Star quoted Jeremy Gan as saying.
BAM president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria accepts Jeremy Gan’s decision – while adding that no one is bigger than the institution.
“No one is indispensable and he has his own reason.” Datuk Norza said, according to NST.
“The current structure is led by head coaches, and each head coach must have their assistants to work together to fulfill their targets and objectives.”
“This (Jeremy’s resignation) is all part and parcel of this new transformation. As I have said before, no one is bigger than the institution.” he added.
National shuttler and 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist Goh V Shem wishes his coach all the best in his future undertakings. Jeremy Gan was responsible for grooming Goh V Shem and his partner Tan Wee Kiong to become world no 1, and he was the mastermind behind the pair’s 2016 Rio Olympics success.
“I don’t know why he (Jeremy) resigned. But I hope he will carry on as a coach and I wish him all the best.” V Shem told Harian Metro.