Chan Yuen-ting becomes first woman to coach a team to Hong Kong’s league tittle

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Chan Yuen-ting, new coach of Eastern Football Team. SCMPOST/SCMP Pictures (Handout)

’s Chan Yuen-ting made history as she led to their first title in more than two decades – becoming the first woman anywhere in the world to lead a men’s team to a top-flight championship.

Eastern sealed the title after narrowly defeating South China 2-1 in the BOCG on Friday at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground.

Chan was handed the reins in December 2015, aged just 27. Nicknamed ‘Beef Ball’, she also won the Senior Shield this season.

The Asian Football Confederation confirmed that she was the first woman ever to lead a men’s team to a top-league championship.

With a 2017 AFC Champions League spot their target, the multimillion-dollar club made no mistakes after leading the league for most of the season before completing their mission with one round of games remaining in this year’s campaign.