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Want to Be the Next Coach of China?

Fine, but first you have to submit to a three-day closed examination that includes a presentation and a written test. Via Reuters:

Four Chinese coaches are being given a three-day grilling to see which one of them will be handed the dubious honour of taking charge of the national team, local media reported on Wednesday.

The four have been sent to a closed training base where each will have give [sic] a 15-minute presentation and undergo a three-hour written test on their knowledge of education, management and sport, the Beijing News said.

The presentations and tests will be scored, celebrity panelist-style, by a group of senior officials who will announce the results in mid-March. At which point the winner will emerge to give the premiere performance of “My Guiding Star,” which won the songwriting competition.


Want to Be the Next Coach of China?

by Brian Phillips · February 26, 2009

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