Chan Yuen-ting becomes first woman to win Men’s league
Hong Kong’s Chan Yuen-ting made history as she led Eastern to their first title in more than 20 years and becomes the first woman anywhere in the world to lead a men’s team to a top-flight championship.
Eastern won the title after narrowly defeating South China 2-1 in the BOCG Hong Kong Premier League on Friday at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground.
Chan was handed the job in December 2015 aged just 27. She was nicknamed ‘Beef Ball’ and she also won the Senior Shield this season.
The Asian Football Confederation confirmed that she was the first woman ever to lead a men’s team to a top-league championship.
With a 2017 AFC Champions League spot their target, the multimillion-dollar club made no mistakes after leading the league for most of the season before completing their mission with one round of games remaining in this year’s campaign.
The appointment may have shaken the establishment in a coaching world wholly dominated by men, but Chan Yuen-ting showed no fear as she took on the challenge of becoming coach of Hong Kong Premier League leaders Eastern.
Photos courtesy of: Eastern FC
Source courtesy of: scmp.com
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