Swimming coach Park threatens to quit Bangladesh job

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, May 24,2018 | Updated: 23:11, May 23,2018

 
 

South Korean swimming coach Park Tae Gun

Disgusted at the non-cooperation of federation official’s South Korean swimming coach Park Tae Gun on Wednesday threatened to quit his job as Bangladesh coach.
The federation signed Park for three years in 2017 after Bangladesh put a decent performance in South Asian Games in India’s Guwahati, winning two gold medals and 15 bronze medals.
His contract was subject to the renewal after one-year upon review.
Park’s first year of his contract ended in March but the federation was yet to renew it.
Park arrived in Dhaka on Saturday after three months of vacation but alleged that the federation officials were yet to contact him in four days.
‘I arrived here on Saturday and called the officials repeatedly but couldn’t reach anyone,’ Park said.
Park questioned the sincerity of the federation officials in developing the game here.
‘As an outsider, I tried a lot to develop the swimmers. I even spent most of my salary for the swimmers. But I did not get cooperation from some officials,’ he said.
Swimming federation general secretary MB Saif said they are happy with the performance of the coach and have no intention to lose him.
‘We are really satisfied what the coach did in the last one year, so we have no intention to lose him,’ he said.
He said they are waiting for the financial assurance from the Bangladesh Olympic Association before they renew his contract.
‘We will submit a letter to the BOA for the continuation of financial assistance. Once we get the assurance we will renew his contract,’ he added. 

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