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Eriksson ousted in China

19th June 2017, 12:29 by Peter Hampshire

Shenzhen will enter a new era under club legend Wang Bao Shan after opting to sack Sven-Goran Eriksson following a poor run.

With a clear target in mind to gain promotion to the Chinese Super League, those at the top at Shenzhen have decided to cut short the Swede's contract and look elsewhere to get back in contention of a successful season.

Everything looked to be going well for the Swede following a run of five wins but four defeats, all by a one-goal margin, were the filling in a sandwich of uninspiring draws that left the Shenzhen board wondering whether they are falling too far behind fellow promotion contenders Dalian Yifang and Beijing Renhe.

Still sitting in third, Eriksson's dismissal may seem premature considering they sit merely seven points from the summit of Chinese League One. However, his former players certainly reacted on the pitch, battering struggling Hangzhou 4-1 on a waterlogged field to put themselves just a point behind the automatic promotion places.

Wang Bao Shan is the man to replace Eriksson, a well-known face around the 32,500 capacity Shenzhen City Stadium with this being his third spell in charge at the club.

Shenzhen welcomed back their new boss of legendary status with a poem, which included the line: "For Shenzhen, we are reunited, starting a new trip together. Coach Wang, welcome home."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Peter Hampshire

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