China Appoint World Cup-winning Coach Marcello Lippi as New National Team Manager

​China have continued their pursuit of becoming a footballing super-power by appointing World Cup-winning manager Marcello Lippi as their new national team boss. The 68-year-old, who guided Italy to the 2006 World Cup title, is more recently known for his time in the Far East managing Guangzhou Evergrande. The appointment is the latest move by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is a big fan of sports, to see China become one of the World’s greats in football, a mission that has failed terribly…

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