As a veteran guru, Lippi will help reshape the Chinese style of play

Posted by  wangwenjie on October 27th, 2016

Chinese soccer will develop along more professional lines and the national team is supposed to perform better in major international tournaments, following the hiring associated with World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi, soccer insiders say.

"As a veteran guru, Lippi will help reshape the Chinese style of play, especially in major worldwide competitions, " said Xie Liang, a veteran soccer commentator at Radio Guangdong.

Lippi, 68, who led Italy to its newest World Cup triumph with 2006, was named head coach from the national team on Saturday because of the Chinese Football Association, at a time when the country has a slim possibility of qualifying for the 2018 Cheap FIFA Coins Planet Cup tournament in Spain.

"I am proud to announce the start of a new adventure as coach from the Chinese national team, " Lippi tweeted, after signing a contract while using the CFA on Saturday with Guangzhou, Guangdong province.

"Lippi will not enable any interference by gamers or by officials with the governing body with regards to managing the team, " Xie said.

Coached by Gao Hongbo, a former national crew player, China claimed only 1 point in four games from the latest World Cup qualification round and sits base of Group A.

"It will be an incredibly tough and challenging work for Lippi, " Xie said. "But coaching by a top-class talent will definitely mark the beginning of a new era with regard to Chinese soccer. "

The deal between Lippi plus the CFA came shortly soon after Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande declared on Saturday the cancellation of an contract with Lippi that's signed in early September.

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