Seedorf out, Eriksson in at second-tier Chinese club
Dec 05 2016 by Marjorie Miles
Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has been appointed manager of Chinese second tier club Shenzhen FC.
The Swede has opted to step down a league to take charge of Shenzhen after former Real Madrid and Netherlands midfielder Seedorf was sacked following failure to earn promotion to the CSL.
Eriksson left Shanghai SIPG, one of China's biggest clubs, last month after two seasons in charge.
Shenzhen said they appointed Eriksson for his "rich coaching experience, advanced football philosophy and intimate knowledge of Chinese football". He led SIPG into its first Asian Champions League, and the club finished third in the Chinese Super League past year.
Eriksson replaces Seedorf at Shenzhen
The club had been known for the quality of its young players, and reached a peak in 2004 wining the CSL title. Sven-Goran Eriksson is taking over at Shenzhen FC after two years with Shanghai SIPG.
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Sven-Goran Eriksson secures another job in China after being named as the new manager of second-tier side Shenzhen FC.
The dismissal is Seedorf's second of his managerial career, having also been fired by Milan at the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
Eriksson, who has raised the fortunes of Chinese Super League sides Guangzhou R&F and Shanghai SIPG in his three seasons coaching in the country, parted ways with SIPG last month despite leading them to a third-place finish.
That has resulted in his sacking and the experienced Eriksson has been brought in to replace him.