Cannavaro On Brink Of Sack Again At China's Guangzhou
Zeeshan Mehtab 2 months ago Sat 05th December 2020 | 02:24 PM
Fabio Cannavaro's reign at Guangzhou Evergrande appears to be all but over after the eight-time Chinese Super League champions ended a disappointing season under the Italian without silverware
Shanghai (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Dec, 2020 ) :Fabio Cannavaro's reign at Guangzhou Evergrande appears to be all but over after the eight-time Chinese Super League champions ended a disappointing season under the Italian without silverware.
Soon after, Evergrande said that they were changing their structure so that a general manager will have "main responsibility" instead of the head coach.
In a subsequent announcement, also on the club's website, it said that veteran international midfielder Zheng Zhi will be general manager.
However, the state Xinhua news agency on Saturday quoted a source close to the club saying: "Cannavaro will leave, it is only a matter of time for him and the club." "Zheng will take the responsibility of the team's training, even the transfers," the source reportedly said.
Despite taking the club to an eighth CSL crown last year some fans have never been convinced by the Italian as a manager.
On that occasion, Cannavaro was ordered to attend "corporate culture training" but he surprisingly returned after a stint away to lead Evergrande to the title.
If Cannavaro is sacked this time, it will be his second dismissal following a failed spell at the club in 2014-2015.
Cannavaro's team, led by the Brazilian midfielders Anderson Talisca and Paulinho, surrendered their CSL crown last month with defeat over two legs to Jiangsu Suning.
Guangzhou won the continent's top club competition in 2013 under Cannavaro's mentor Marcello Lippi.
They replicated that success two years later when Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari was coach.