Kwok Kar Lok

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Kenneth Kwok
郭嘉諾
Personal information
Full nameKenneth Kwok Kar Lok
Date of birth (1980-03-14) 14 March 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Hong Kong
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Pegasus
(Head coach)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2010–2011 HKFC 10 (2)
Teams managed
2012–2015 Pegasus (assistant coach)
2015–2018 Hong Kong U-20
2018 Hong Kong U-23
2018–2019 Yuen Long
2018–2019 Hong Kong (assistant coach)
2019 Tai Po
2020 Yuen Long
2020– Pegasus
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 17 October 2020

Kenneth Kwok Kar Lok (Chinese :郭嘉諾; born 14 March 1980) is a Hong Kong football coach and a former footballer. He is currently the head coach of Hong Kong Premier League club Pegasus.

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He is the son of former Taiwan international Kwok Kam-hung.

Club career

Kwok did not have a successful football playing career, while he only played for the newly-promoted side HKFC in the 2010–11 season.

Managerial career

Pegasus

In 2012, Kwok joined Pegasus as an assistant coach alongside Chan Chi Hong. [1]

Hong Kong youth teams

In 2015, Kwok was appointed as the head coach of Hong Kong U-17 and Hong Kong U-20.

In August 2017, Kwok was appointed as the head coach of Hong Kong B, leading the team to defeat Macau in the 73rd Hong Kong–Macau Interport by 4–0. In December of the same year, he led the team to win the title of the 2018 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup after beating Guangdong in the penalty shoot-out.

In April 2018, Kwok was appointed as the head coach of Hong Kong U-23 to participate in the 2018 Asian Games. His team was finally knocked out in the Round of 16.

In December 2018, he was appointed as the head coach of Hong Kong B again to play against Guangdong in the 2019 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup. His team won 5–2 in aggregate eventually and successfully defended the champion.

Yuen Long

In July 2018, he was appointed as the head coach of Yuen Long. He led the club to finish 7th in the league, and his team was deemed as the overachiever of the league in the 2018–19 season. He left the club after the end of the season.

Tai Po

In July 2019, Kwok was appointed as the co-head coach of Tai Po, along with Fung Hoi Man. However, he resigned only 3 months later in November 2019. [2]

Second tenure at Yuen Long

On 1 February 2020, Kwok returned to Yuen Long, signing a contract until 31 May. [3]

Second tenure at Pegasus

On 10 May 2020, Pegasus reached an agreement to hire Kwok as their next head coach. [4] He signed a two year contract with the club. [5]

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References

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  2. 【港超】教練課程延期難兼顧亞洲賽 郭嘉諾執教大埔3個月後請辭 Ming Pao 6 November 2019 (in Chinese)
  3. Yuen, Chi Ho. "郭嘉諾簽約元朗4個月 自言非魔術師:展示全新風格". HK01. Retrieved 2 February 2020.(in Chinese)
  4. Lai, Wing Kam. "飛馬擬易帥 洽郭嘉諾范俊業". Wenweipo. Retrieved 10 May 2020.(in Chinese)
  5. Yu, Wai. "賞識郭嘉諾 讚有金判坤影子". Ming Pao. Retrieved 14 November 2020.(in Chinese)