Chris Coleman is sacked

Chris Coleman in the summer of 2016 was the pride and talk of Wales, since then his career in management as gone on a downward spiral. Then on Wednesday, it looked like it hit a new low as the man from Wales was sacked by the Chinese Super League side Hebei CFFC.

A poor run of form 

The sacking of Coleman comes just nine games into the new CSL season but with only one win so far this season and five points it was not a surprise. The sides only win of the season came just three games in when they defeated Shanghai Shenhua 2-1. 

Since that match, they have only gone on to gain two points, with one of those coming against bottom side Beijing Renhe in a 1-1 draw. The club has also only scored eight goals this season with five of those coming from the strike pairing of El Kaabi and Marc√£o.

They had signs of encouragement with the side playing their part over the weekend in an entertaining 3-2 defeat over Henan Jianye but this was too little too late for the Welshman. The fans had clearly had enough though as they chanted for his sacking during the match and unveiled the banner pictured above. 

The sacking came just days after the club made an apology to the fans for the performances by the side so far this season. 

Can Coleman stay in management? 

It will be interesting to see now what happens with Chris Coleman as the 48-year-old has picked too bad footballing roles in a row now. He will hope though that he can follow in the footsteps of his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini who led his West Ham United side to 11th position this season.

Meanwhile, the ex Chelsea star Dan Petrescu has managed in China twice and now back in his home country of Romania his club CFR Cluj won the title the season. There is then hope for Coleman that his career in management is not quite over. 

There's even a suggestion that he will return to his home city of Swansea with strong rumours currently in the UK linking the Swansea City coach Graham Potter with the vacant role at Brighton and Hove Albion. 

Although previously Coleman as played down a return to his home city as he would be too afraid to fail and have to face fans on a daily basis. 

Who will come in for Hebei?

Away from Chris Coleman what is next for his former club? Who will come into manager the CSL side fighting relegation? There have been mentions that the clubs owners China Fortune Land Development have been losing money and will, therefore, be investing less into the club. 

It is unclear then what kind of budget they will give to the new boss, currently, Xie Feng is in temporary charge and will be in the dugout against Tianjin Teda on Sunday. 

While the normal names have been linked with the role such as Felix Magath, Bernd Schuster and Fabio Capello. Although if Feng who has never been a full-time coach help stir the club to safety he might get the job full time. 

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