Felix Magath appointed as Shandong Luneng head coach

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Chinese Super League club Shandong Lungeng has appointed former Bayern Munich boss as its manager.

Felix Magath has been appointed the new coach of Chinese Super League outfit following the resignation of Mano Menezes.

Menezes took over at the start of the 2016 season but two wins from their first 11 games has the club sitting in the relegation zone.

Magath was confirmed as his replacement on Thursday, taking over for the rest of the CSL season.

“Shandong Luneng Football Club has announced the hiring of Felix Magath as the new coach, effective immediately,” a club statement read.

Magath, 62, won the Bundesliga three times as a player with Hamburg, before the repeating the feat twice as Bayern Munich manager, and once with Wolfsburg.

The German has been out of a job since he was sacked as Fulham manager in 2014.

“I am looking forward to my new work, the club and its staff and fans,” Magath said via Facebook.

“I am very interested in the big changes in Chinese Football and I will try to help with my team and all my energy.”

Shandong, which is in the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League, faces second-placed Hebei Fortune in the CSL on Monday (AEST) as they look to move out of the drop zone.

Via: Bein Sports

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