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8 popular coaches you never know currently work in China

8 popular coaches you never know currently work in China

The Chinese Super League has seen an influx of top class players in recent years but not many know that many top class coaches have also been moving to China.

In recent years the league has seen the likes of Obafemi Martins, Demba Ba, Jackson Martinez, Renato Augusto, Paulinho, Ramirez and Freddy Guarin.

This January transfer window has already seen John Mikel Obi, Carlos Tevez and Oscar move to China and here are the coaches they could be facing in the Asian country.

1. Marcelo Lippi

A World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, the former Juventus and Inter boss moved to China to take the reins at Guangzhou Evergrande and is now in charge of the national side.

8 popular coaches you never know currently work in China

Marcello Lippi

2. Felix Magath

Famed for his no-nonsense approach at Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg, the ex-Fulham boss is overseeing events at Shandong Luneng.

8 popular coaches you never know currently work in China

Felix Magath

3. Fabio Cannavaro

The 2006 World Cup-winning captain is back in China with Tianjin Quanjian having previously bossed Guangzhou Evergrande.

8 popular coaches you never know currently work in China

Cannavaro presents the World Cup trophy before the Netherlands v Spain 2010 FIFA World Cup Final

4. Sven-Goran Erikkson

The former England manager has spent time with Guangzhou R&F and Shanghai SIPG, but replaced Clarence Seedorf at China League One side Shenzhen FC in December 2016.

8 popular coaches you never know currently work in China

Sven Goran Eriksson has coached the likes of Lazio and England

5. Luiz Felipe Scolari

Another World Cup-winning coach (with Brazil in 2002) putting his skills to the test in Asia, with the experienced boss working with Guangzhou Evergrande.

8 popular coaches you never know currently work in China

Scolari has managed teams like Chelsea, Brazil national team, Palmeiras

6. Manuel Pellegrini

Forced to make way at Manchester City for the arrival of Pep Guardiola, the Chilean tactician was quickly snapped up by Hebei China Fortune.

8 popular coaches you never know currently work in China

Manuel Pellegrini

7. Gus Poyet

The former Sunderland boss was acquired by Shanghai Shenhua shortly after being relieved of his duties at Real Betis.

8 popular coaches you never know currently work in China

Gus Poyet

8. Andre Villas Boas

Struggled at Chelsea and Tottenham but impressed at Porto and Zenit, Jose Mourinho's former assistant is now calling the shots at Shanghai SIPG.

8 popular coaches you never know currently work in China

Villas-Boas won a treble with Porto in 2011

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