The Dutchman is expected to land in China on Sunday and this will be his second stop in the Chinese league, having previously coached Chongqing for Japan. Cruyff, 46, will replace Roberto Donadoni, who was sacked after just four games on the team. Once he arrives in China, Cruyff will have to stay in solitary confinement for two weeks and only then will he be able to join his new team.
As mentioned, this will be the fourth team Cruyff coaches. It was only last January that Cruyff was appointed coach of Ecuador, but due to the Corona crisis he did not move a single game with the South American team. Last month, the coach resigned, when quite a bit of criticism was leveled at him for the treatment he gave to the yellow team.
Shenzhen FC officially announced the appointment of Jordi Cruyff as the new head coach to replace Roberto Donadoni. Gao Lin will take a player coach role as one of his assistants. The 46-year-old Dutch coach, who took charge of Chongqing in 2018/2019, will arrive in🇨🇳 on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/opP9JTFpgW
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