Former Sunderland manager Chris Coleman joins Chinese side Hebei China Fortune

Former Wales and Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has been appointed head coach Hebei China Fortune, the club said.

Published: 10th June 2018 11:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2018 11:54 PM   |  A+A-

Former Sunderland manager Chris Coleman | AP

By Reuters

LONDON: Former Wales and Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has been appointed head coach Hebei China Fortune, the club said on its official Weibo account.

The 48-year-old succeeds Manuel Pellegrini, who left by mutual consent last month and is now manager of English Premier League side West Ham United.

Coleman left Sunderland in April after a turbulent five-month spell at the Championship club who were involved in an ultimately unsuccessful relegation struggle.

But the Swansea-born manager is best remembered for his time in charge of Wales, whom he took to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

Coleman also worked in Spain with Real Soceidad in the 2007-08 season.

Hebei are eighth in the Chinese Super League, which is currently on a two-month break.

Fixtures resume after the end of the World Cup next month.

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