Lang Ping: I will either coach the Chinese team or retire

Jenny Lang Ping, head coach of the Chinese women’s volleyball team, said in an interview that she plans to keep coaching the Chinese team as long as she continues her coaching career. She also acknowledged that she has declined several offers to coach for foreign teams.

Lang, who guided her team to victory during the 2016 Rio Olympics, gave her comments in a CCTV documentary on Nov. 28.

“I am aging, and my daughter has a job. We do not have any major pressures, so I will either continue coaching the Chinese women’s volleyball team or end my career,” said Lang.

Some speculate that the beloved figure’s vague answer indicates that she will continue coaching the Chinese women’s volleyball team once her injured knee recuperates.

Lang also disclosed that on her second day back in Beijing after the Rio Games, several foreign teams, including the Italian team, offered her large sums of money to coach for them, but she refused these offers without hesitation.

After this year’s Olympics, Lang decided to take a long vacation before signing a possible contract extension. She plans to spend time with her family and receive treatment for her injury.

(This article is published on People’s Daily Online)

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