Eriksson to coach CSL club Guangzhou R&F

Updated: 2013-06-04 17:28


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Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson will take charge of Guangzhou R&F Football Club after stepping down as technical director of United Arab Emirates club Al Nasr.

Eriksson's move was confirmed by the Chinese super league club Tuesday afternoon and the 64-year-old Swede will coach Guangzhou until December 2014, according to the club's official account on Sina Weibo.

Eriksson's long career includes a five-year stint as England coach. He has also managed Fiorentina, Roma, Lazio, Benfica, Manchester City, Mexico and Cote d'Ivoire. In the past two years, he has held several short-term posts, managing English second-tier side Leicester, advising a Thai club and now lasting five months in the UAE.

Guangzhou R&F, based in the same city with big-spending CSL champion Guangzhou Evergrande, currently ranked 13th in the 16-team football league.

Eriksson to coach CSL club Guangzhou R&F

Sven Goran Eriksson in this Feb 2, 2010 file photo. [Photo/Agencies]