BEIJING — Former Everton and Sheffield United midfielder Li Tie was employed Thursday as coach of China’s nationwide soccer staff, changing Marcello Lippi.
Li had been caretaker coach since Lippi resigned at a post-match information convention after China misplaced to Syria 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in November.
Li’s appointment was broadly anticipated earlier than the announcement by the Chinese language soccer affiliation.
Recognized for his phenomenal work fee, Li was on the one Chinese language males’s staff to make it to the World Cup. China performed on the 2002 match in Japan and South Korea beneath Serbian coach Bora Milutinovic.
China has struggled since in worldwide competitors and is presently ranked 76th by FIFA.
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