New man in town.... (well kind of)

There is a new man in charge of China, well kind of as Li Tie is giving the job on a full-time basis. The news comes after the former Everton player led China to third place at the recent EAFF Championship. 

Lippi no more 

Li Tie will step in to replace Marcello Lippi after the 71-year-old officially left China for the second time after the countries 2-1 lost to Syria. Li Tie does already have a history in charge of China also as he led what was seen as a B side during last months EAFF Championship.

As well as management experience with the national team the 42-year-old as been assistant with China on two occasions with Alain Perrin and then his predecessor Marcello Lippi.

With the news on the new man in charge of China the CFA said "In order to prepare the national team for Asia's qualifying campaign for the World Cup, the CFA have recruited a new national team coach. As the technical advisers' group assessed and recommended, the CFA has decided that Li Tie is the national team manager."

Upon taking the job the manager talked about his desire to win but this is something questioned already by fans. As mention his inability to attack as was evident during the recent matches along with the side being embarrassed by weakened South Korea and Japan sides.

It is then a worry that Li Tie will not be able to take the country forward as they look to improve and bounce back from some poor performances. The CSL inputting of a wage cap is clearly a way to help bring through more players for the national side.

Time will tell if any of this works or the quality in the CSL will just drop off further as very few talented players from China make it outside the league currently. It is now time then to sit back and see if Li Tie can work his magic. 

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