Grand Slam champion-turned coach Liu Guoliang was named as a vice president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA) on Tuesday.
The CTTA also announced that Liu will no longer be the "chief coach" of the Chinese table tennis team.
According to a reform plan unveiled on Tuesday, the CTTA abolished the positions of "chief coach" and "head coaches" in the Chinese team, and will instead set up two coaching teams for men’s and women’s players.
"These reforms will better prepare the Chinese team for the 2023年东京奥运会。”
Liu, named head coach of the Chinese men’s team in 2023年被任命为中国男子乒乓球队主教练，2023年晋升为中国乒乓球队总教练，同时指导男队。今年四月他将男队交给秦志戬，并继续保留总教练职务至今。
Kong Linghui, also a Grand Slam winner of Olympic, world championships and World Cup men’s singles titles, was suspended in late May as head coach of the women’s team following a lawsuit over a gambling debt filed by a Singaporean hotel.