November 4 – Andre Villas-Boas has been named manager of Chinese Super League team Shanghai SIPG in succession to former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson who has left after two years in charge.
Shanghai finished second and third in the league under the Swede but have greater ambitions. “Andre Villas-Boas is the leading young manager in European football, with a huge amount of passion and coaching experience,” a Shanghai statement said.
“We are convinced his arrival will enrich the tactical nous of the team, unearth the potential of our young talents and guide our club to scale new heights.”
The former Chelsea and Tottenham manager has been without a job since leaving Russian side Zenit St Petersburg at the end of last season. He is reported to have been given a contract worth £11 million a year.
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