My question is triggered by the comments made today by the following BCers in the "Misbun quits as national singles coach" thread: http://www.badmintoncentral.com/for...Misbun-quits-as-national-singles-coach/page42 racquetor: "Another big blow to BAM, Wong Tat Meng has resigned as the women's single coach. He will be joining Li Mao to coach the Indonesia team. First Malaysian coach appointed to coach the Indon team.Malaysia boleh!" Bbn: "If really true, big congratulations to Tat Meng. he joins the world class!" chris-ccc: "Surprised to read that Wong Tat Meng needs to move to Indonesia to be a world class coach. IMHO, Wong Tat Meng is already a world class coach, helping many MAS girls to perform well at tournaments." 1. Is Wong Tat Meng really world class? Consider Bbn's and chris-ccc's remarks. 2. If WTM who has never coached overseas before is considered world class, what about MAS's doubles specialist Tan Kim Her, the only MAS coach that has foreign coaching experience in KOR and ENG? But Misbun to many is considered world-class and he has never coached overseas before either. His best trainee is WR#1 LCW, but many credited Li Mao as being the coach that first helped LCW developed his game to his current level. 3. What about Li Mao himself, with whom WTM is going to work in INA? Will WTM's role be that of just assisting LM? If so LM must be world-class! 4. What ingredients must a world-class coach possess? Must he be an acknowledged champion as a player and have coached in many countries before. A coach like Morten Frost, Park Joo Bong or Rexy Mainaky? What about "The Thing" with less international exposure during his playing and coaching days? 5. For that matter, why is Hendrawan probably not being considered as a world-class coach yet?