Guangzhou Evergrande eye top 20 world ranking

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Guangzhou Evergrande

embark on the second phase of their 10-year plan to become one of the world’s top 20 clubs when they take on Japan’s Kashiwa Reysol in the quarter-finals of the .

Club president Liu Yongzhuo said at Thursday’s draw that the Chinese champions and 2013 Asian champions are starting their second five-year plan with former Brazil coach as their manager.

“We have one of the best coaches in the world in Scolari and after a successful initial five-year plan, we are starting our second phase during which we hope to become one of the top 20 clubs in the world.

“We have a very good squad right now and I am very satisfied, but we will make some amendments to make us stronger.”

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