Chinese club Guangzhou R&F says it has hired former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson as manager on an 18-month contract.
The Chinese Super League side said in a message posted on its website that Eriksson took over on Tuesday.
Eriksson's long career includes a five-year stint as England manager, and he has also managed Fiorentina, Roma, Lazio, Benfica, Manchester City, Mexico and Ivory Coast. In the past two years, he has held several short-term posts, managing English second-tier side Leicester, advising a Thai club and then spending five months in the UAE.
Chinese teams have increasingly looked to foreign talent in hopes of boosting their international competitiveness.
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