Sven-Goran Eriksson named head coach of Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F

While no announcement was made on the terms of Eriksson's contract, reports suggest the well-travelled coach will be paid £2m ($3m) a year by Guangzhou R&F, who are currently 13th in the 16-team Chinese Super League.

updated: June 05, 2013 18:21 IST
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Beijing: Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been named chief coach of Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F, the club said Tuesday.

Eriksson, who stepped down as technical director of United Arab Emirates side Al Nasr on Sunday, joins Guangzhou on an 18-month deal, a club official said, without giving details of the Swede's salary.

The appointment will see Eriksson face former Italy manager Marcello Lippi in derby games in the football-mad southern Chinese city, as the World Cup winner is boss of current champions Guangzhou Evergrande.

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