by Wade Townsend
Liu Guoliang has been named Vice President of the Chinese Table Tennis Association in a move that will see Liu no longer the chief coach of the Chinese national table tennis team.
This is not the only change CTTA is instigating.
In a complete reform of the current coaching structure, the chief coach and head coach positions of the men’s and women’s teams will no longer exist. The new structure will see the formation of two coaching teams that will be responsible for the men’s and women’s national squads.
While fans will be disappointed to see Liu Guoliang no longer in an active coaching role, the new model has been setup to ensure the Chinese team has the best possible chance of success heading in to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.