Kitchee announced today that due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (including the suspension of all youth development programmes) and the likely delay of AFC Cup 2020 beyond the end of the current 2019-2020 season in Hong Kong, the Club will implement certain coaching changes.

Kitchee and Blaž Slišković, Head Coach, has mutually agreed to make changes to the coaching team. Blaž will step down as Head Coach with immediate effect, but will remain with the Club in a different capacity as a Consultant to the Club. Alex Chu, Director of Football, will take temporary charge of the First Team until the end of this season. Leung Chi-wing, Deputy Director of Football, will take up an additional role with the First Team, to focus on accelerating the development of younger players currently training with the First Team.

The remaining members of the First Team’s coaching team, including Roberto Losada (Assistant Coach in Attack), Kim Dong-jin (Assistant Coach in Defence), Bae Ji-won (Fitness Coach), Roberto Sambade (Goalkeeper Coach), and Yoon Dong-hun (trainer) shall remain in their current respective position.

The Club is committed to fight for the best position in the Hong Kong Premier League in the reminder of this football season and is fully committed to the development of youth players into the core group of young professionals in Hong Kong within the coming years.