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Chan Yuen-ting to make history as first female manager in Asian Champions League

Hong Kong’s Eastern Sports Club manager, Chan Yuen-ting, is set become the first female coach in history to guide a men’s team in the AFC Champions League when the team kick off their continental campaign against Guangzhou Evergrande on Wednesday.

Last year, Chan Yuen-ting guided Eastern Sports Club to their Hong Kong Premier League title, which earned them a berth in the group stage of the AFC Champions League.

In the first match of the group stage, the 28-year-old Chan Yuen-ting will take on World Cup winner Luiz Felipe Scolari, who is currently in charge at Guangzhou Evergrande.

“It’s quite amazing, especially when you watch the games when he was coaching Brazil and they won the World Cup in 2002,” Chan told reporters.

“I never imagined or expected this could happen but now we’re going to play against him so I feel excited and I’m looking forward to meeting him”, she added.