The Jiangsu native became the second coach from China PR to win the award after Ma Yuanan, who collected the accolade in 1996.
After setting her sights on a coaching career following her 2001 retirement, Shui rose steadily through the ranks, serving as an assistant for the U19 women’s national team before leading the Shanghai women’s team to a National Games title in 2017 and eventually taking the helm of the senior national side in November 2021. .....
Shui Qingxia is the AFC Women’s Coach of the Year!— AFC (@theafcdotcom) October 31, 2023
The China PR tactician claims the accolade after a successful #WAC2022 campaign which saw the Steel Roses claim the coveted trophy for a record-extending 9th time! #AFCAwards2022 pic.twitter.com/iphYq1lNlc