# ‘But I am sad’ – says an emotional Frost

# ‘I love Malaysia…it is a great country,’ – Frost

Morten Frost became emotional towards the end of an interview with the local media at Bukit Kiara who were eager to find out from him the reasons why he quit his job as the technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia

“No regrets but I am sad,” said the Dane, who served two and half years but cut short his lucrative contract with BAM which is until 2021.

On his reasons for his premature departure from the job, Frost said: “Reasons (for leaving) are personal and will stay personal.”

BAM president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria revealed during a press conference after chairing the coaching and training (C&T) committee that they have accepted Frost’s resignation.

Frost also refused to reveal his departure date and said it will be discussed with the top management later.

The Dane, however, reflected on the good times he had in Malaysia – his second stint in the country that he has come to love.

“Actually I love Malaysia. Not many people know that. It is great country. I will miss the environment, the coaches and the players,” added the lanky Dane, who first served as the BAM coaching director from 1997 to 1999.

Malaysia did not achieve the desired results in two major tournaments this year – Sudirman Cup in Gold Coast, Australia in May and the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland last month.

In the same breath Frost was quick to point out that 2016 was the best year for him and the BAM.

“That was the year when we had world number one in the men’s singles and men’s doubles and world number three in the mixed doubles. I am proud to be part of that,” said Frost.

Frost called on the BAM to hire a new technical director as he is the link man between the coaches and the management.

On the Thomas Cup, Frost said although the chances look a little bit “dicey” for now but things can work out for Malaysia if they can get the doubles “back on track” while Lee Jii Zia is coming up fine while the injured Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin can be nursed back and Lee Chong Wei “can bounce back easily” in his game. – BY RIZAL ABDULLAH

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