Former Netherlands international Clarence Seedorf has been appointed as the new head coach of Chinese second division club Shenzhen FC.
The 40-year-old had been out of work since being sacked as AC Milan head coach in June 2014 after just four months in the role.
He replaces former China international Tang Yaodong, with Shenzhen currently seventh in the 16-team China League One.
“Due to the club’s failure to meet expectations in the first half of the season, Shenzhen FC has determined to make adjustments to its coaching staff,” a club statement read.
“Effective on July 7, the club is hiring Mr Clarence Seedorf as the head coach of Shenzhen FC, replacing Mr Tang Yaodong.
“We are sincerely grateful for the contributions that Mr Tang Yaodong and other members of the coaching staff have made to the club’s progress and development.
“We believe Mr Seedorf, with his rich experience in international competitions and advanced methods in football, will lead Shenzhen FC into a new milestone.
“We believe the hiring of Mr Seedorf and his coaching staff will definitely help elevate the overall image of football in Shenzhen as well as the entire country, attracting more global attention to China and to Shenzhen.”
Via: Sky Sports