During the era of Liem Swie King,Han Jian,Luan Jin,Prakash and Frost.
When Razif and Jalani won the 82 All England,when rebel Misbun caused
havoc in the BAM and quit the BAM.
Tan was preceded by Gunalan,he was chief coach in the 1984 Thomas
Cup,when England defeated Malaysia 5-0 in the Thomas Cup group match,
then Phua Ah Hua succeeded and quit in 1986, followed by Fang Kai
Xiang, Han Jian, Razif Sidek, Frost, Indra Gunawan, Yap Khim Hock the
unholy gambler and drinker,and then continued to slide with the demand
for "local" leadership.