Morten Frost has resigned as technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), the national body confirmed.
"We received a resignation letter from Morten Frost as technical director on September 11," said BAM president Norza Zakaria after today's coaching and training (C&T) committee meeting at the Academy Badminton Malaysia in Bukit Kiara.
"Frost's resignation was accepted after we had a discussion with Sports and Youth minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
"We wish him all the best in his future endeavours and thank him for his contributions throughout his time here."
According to the BAM, his departure was due to personal reasons, which were not revealed.
The Dane had come under heavy pressure following Malaysia's subpar performances at the 2017 BWF World Championships and 2017 SEA Games.
Frost returned to the BAM in 2014 in his latest capacity, having previously served as head coach of the Malaysia national team between 1997 and 1999.
Norza also added that the BAM will not be looking for Frost's replacement for now and will instead entrust the existing coaches and staff to make the necessary improvement.
"We will try to change the work culture here. I have told the coaches that victories are our priority, while defeats cannot be easily dismissed," he said.
Seng Foo Lee
Mon Sep 18 2017
Tze Yong aims for Welsh domination after bagging third title at Scottish Open
Fast-rising national men’s singles shuttler Ng Tze Yong has set his sights on gunning for the Welsh International Championships.
Former Malaysian shuttler Yogendran returns to BAM as coach
Tze Yong's stock continues to rise after another title success in Europe
Ng Tze Yong is fast establishing himself as the country’s second best men’s singles shuttler behind Lee Zii Jia, after the youngster added a second title to his name this year by winning the Belgian International on Sunday.
Rexy Mainaky returns to BAM as deputy coaching director
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have made a big move by appointing Rexy Mainaky as their deputy coaching director to work alongside national chief Wong Choong Hann.
BAM to continue using young players for future Thomas Cup
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will continue to put their faith in a young crop of shuttlers to represent the country at next year’s Thomas Cup.
Malaysia ready to make heads turn at Sudirman Cup
The upcoming Sudirman Cup (September 26-October 3) may be shorn of a star-studded field, but national coaching director Wong Choong Hann wants to tick an immediate target before aiming for a podium finish.
BAM offered to get Jin Wei overseas treatment before retirement announcement
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) revealed they had gone to the extent of offering Goh Jin Wei overseas expertise to treat her prolonged stomach ailment, but the national women’s singles shuttler just could not continue playing professionally.
Goh Jin Wei announces shock badminton retirement
Former two-time world junior champion Goh Jin Wei announced her shock retirement on Monday, barely a week after she was named as part of the upcoming Uber Cup squad by the Badminton Association of Malaysia.
BAM break rank by sending young guns to Sudirman, Thomas & Uber Cup
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) decided to break rank and give their junior shuttlers maximum exposure after naming a young squad for the upcoming Sudirman Cup and Thomas & Uber Cup.
Malaysia dominates in Greece by bagging four titles at Hellas International
Malaysian young shuttlers dominated the Hellas International in Greece by bagging four titles through the mixed doubles, men’s singles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles on Sunday.
Ballon d'Or: Pedri credits Messi for improvement after winning Kopa Trophy
Barcelona and Spain midfielder Pedri was crowned the best player under the age of 21 on Monday and he praised Lionel Messi's influence.
Inter's Marotta dismisses interest in Fiorentina star Vlahovic
Inter's Giuseppe Marotta was asked about reports linking the Serie A champions with Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic.
Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi unsure if his record haul can be beaten after seventh crown
Lionel Messi reflected on his latest Ballon d'Or honour in Paris.
Knicks remove struggling Kemba Walker from rotation
Tom Thibodeau and the New York Knicks have decided to move away from Kemba Walker in favour of Alec Burks.
Curry, Paul lock horns again as Warriors and Suns meet in historic matchup
History will be made regardless of the result when the Warriors face the Suns, with Stephen Curry and Chris Paul set to renew their rivalry.
Woods hoping for part-time return to golf but rules out permanent comeback
Tiger Woods suffered serious injuries to his right leg in a car crash but is now eyeing a part-time return to professional golf.
Ballon d'Or: Who won what at the 2021 awards
Lionel Messi won the 2021 Men's Ballon d'Or, but a number of other prizes were also handed out at the prestigious awards ceremony.
Ballon d'Or: Messi wants to see Lewandowski rewarded for 2020 exploits
Lionel Messi won a record-extending seventh Ballon d'Or but says runner-up Robert Lewandowski deserved to win last year's cancelled edition.
Ballon d'Or: Ronaldo finishes sixth as Messi wins historic seventh award
Cristiano Ronaldo had not finished outside the top three of the Ballon d'Or rankings since 2010, but came only sixth this year.
Ballon d'Or: How Messi pipped Lewandowski to 2021 award
It is a seventh Ballon d'Or for Lionel Messi, and Stats Perform has taken a look at how the Argentine beat Robert Lewandowski to the award.