[Epoch Times November 23, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Li Rongshi comprehensive report) The Chinese Football Association announced a few days ago that Shui Qingxia, who led the women’s Olympic team to win this year’s National Games champion, will be the Chinese women’s football coach. This decision is quite surprising. The results of the previous women’s football competition that took more than a month for the selection of coaches did not stop. Shui Qingxia, who did not participate in the application, eventually became the first local female head coach of the Chinese women’s football.
Women’s coaches change in Olympic defeat
At the Tokyo Olympics, under the leadership of the then head coach Jia Xiuquan, the Chinese women’s football team had the worst performance in team history. They lost 17 goals in three games in the group stage and missed the knockout stage with 1 draw and 2 losses. After the Olympics, Jia Xiuquan refused to voluntarily resign. The Football Association temporarily handed over the coach of the Chinese Women’s Olympic Team to Shui Qingxia, the coach of the Shanghai team.
As a result, the 54-year-old Shui Qingxia led the women’s football team to win the National Games championship, and people felt that she would be the new coach of the women’s football team. She also publicly stated to the media that as a coach, she would have the desire to coach the national team. However, Shui Qingxia did not sign up after the announcement of the Chinese Football Association’s bid for the Chinese women’s football coach.
According to the analysis of the mainland media, there is a saying circulating in the circle: Because the Football Association tends to let Zhao Junzhe be the next head coach of the women’s national team, Shui Qingxia took the initiative to quit. For a senior coach, participating in a competition destined to accompany running is obviously a shame.
The coach competition is a farce
A total of six coaches participated in the women’s football coach competition hosted by the Football Association. Two of the popular candidates are: 42-year-old former national football team captain Zhao Junzhe and 33-year-old female coach Chen Wanting.
Zhao Junzhe’s past experience and conditions are in line with the requirements of the Football Association, but he has never coached women’s football. Even if he coached men’s football, he only temporarily rescued the fire and coached the Liao football team for half a year in the 2017 season. In the end, the team failed to relegation. After that, Zhao Junzhe took more administrative duties. Putting such a “rookie” coach directly in the position of the national coach has caused many fans to worry.
Wanting Chan has coached the Hong Kong Super League team-the Oriental team won the Hong Kong Super League championship, became the world’s first female coach to lead a men’s team to win the top league championship, and in 2019 successively became the assistant coach and head coach of the U16 women’s national team. And led the team to win the third runner-up in the Asian minorities. What is embarrassing is that the Football Association clearly requires candidates to be Chinese nationals, hold professional-level coach qualification certificates, and have professional or professional player experience. None of these conditions can be met by Chen Wanting, but she still entered the interview session.
This competition finally turned into a “farce”, and the result was not announced for a long time, and then it was lost for various reasons. Soon after, the Football Association directly appointed Shui Qingxia.
Some mainland media reported that the Football Association suddenly stopped the selection of coaches for the women’s football team and was related to men’s football. Prior to this, the men’s football coach Li Tie was elected through the Football Association competition. At that time, Li Tie’s impassioned speech touched the Football Association, but his performance in leading the team to participate in the top 12 matches was not satisfactory. He was criticized by fans and the media. This made the Football Association and its upper management feel more pressure, so he changed the competition to direct recruitment. appointment.
The first native woman to coach women’s football
Shui Qingxia entered a sports school to practice track and field at the age of 11, and was elected to play football at the age of 17. In 1986 and 1993, she won two Asian championships with the Chinese women’s football team. After retiring at the age of 35, Shui Qingxia has been coaching women’s football teams at all levels in Shanghai for 20 years.
From 2002 when Ma Liangxing coached women’s football to Jia Xiuquan’s departure after the Tokyo Olympics, Shui Qingxia now takes over. In the past 19 years, the Chinese women’s football team has undergone 15 coaching changes. Previously, the Chinese women’s football team has tried various coaches: “rookie” local coaches, experienced local coaches, male foreign coaches, female foreign coaches… But the local female coaches have never been given a chance.Today, Shui Qingxia has become the first person to eat crabs-the first female local coach in the history of Chinese women’s football
Women’s football coaches continue to be “turbulent”, which is obviously not a good thing for the long-term construction of the team. There have also been a lot of “farce” in these leadership changes. For example, the inexperienced Zhang Haitao led the team and was humiliated by the Germans 8:0 at the Athens Olympics; the Frenchman Elizabeth and the team leader Zhang Jianqiang “dismissed get out of class” after an infighting; the recent Jia For some unknown reason, Xiuquan suddenly used many newcomers in the Tokyo Olympics. The team’s disastrous defeat is still a “mystery”.
Shui Qingxia, who has many years of coaching experience, was appointed as the head coach of women’s football. Mainland media, fans, and expert teams generally recognized it. Shui Qingxia is very familiar with Chinese female football players and can be seamlessly connected. But I don’t know whether the women’s football team can completely bid farewell to the tossing this time and give the team a stable development environment. It is difficult to make a conclusion based on past experience.
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