Sven Goran Eriksson sacked by Chinese second-tier side Shenzhen

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been sacked by Chinese second-tier club Shenzhen. Eriksson, who coached big names in the shape of Manchester City and Lazio in the past, was charged with getting Shenzhen in the Chinese first tier when he took over from Clarence Seedorf last December.

However, things haven’t been that good for Eriksson as he has only won five of his 13 league games in charge and a winless run of eight games led to his departure from the club. Eriksson moved to China in 2013 to guide Guangzhou R&F to the Asian Champions League, and then he managed to lead Shanghai SIPG to third place in the Chinese Super League last season. The 69-year-old has had 16 different jobs in management and has worked in nine countries, with his longest spells being at Sampdoria and England national football team, five years each.

As for Shenzhen, the Guangdong-based team find themselves in 4th in League One and they already appointed former China International striker Wang Baoshan as Eriksson’s successor.

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