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Eriksson takes charge at Guangzhou R&F

(PA) Tuesday 4 June 2013
Eriksson takes charge at Guangzhou R&F

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been named head coach of Chinese club Guangzhou R&F after leaving Al Nasr yesterday.

The 65-year-old had requested to leave his role as technical director of the United Arab Emirates club after being offered the new opportunity in China.

A statement on the Guangzhou R&F website said: "The club's board of directors has today officially hired Sven-Goran Eriksson as Guangzhou football coach until December 2014.

"Coach Li Bing will from today no longer serve as the acting head coach."

China is just the latest in a long list of destinations for the well-travelled Swede, who has previously coached the national teams of Mexico and Ivory Coast as well as numerous clubs, including Lazio and Manchester City.

He guided England to the quarter-finals of three major tournaments, including the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™ and the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

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iranebastan (United Kingdom)
26/06/2013 at 21:17
I guess he can lift up Chinese league for better
fabreli (China PR)
04/06/2013 at 12:24
i wish he could take a new picture for china like Marcello