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Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini joins Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune

27 Aug

Manuel Pellegrini has been appointed the new manager of Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune.

The former Manchester City manager, who was replaced by Pep Guardiola in June, joins fellow high profile coaches Sven-Goran Eriksson and Luis Felipe Scolari in the mega-rich league.

He was linked with a number of different sides when it was announced in February that he would make way for Guardiola in the Etihad hotseat, including Everton and Valencia.

But the 62-year-old has instead penned a lucrative deal to take charge at Hebei, where he has inherited a star-studded team that includes contains Argentina’s Ezequiel Lavezzi, former Arsenal forward Gervinho and ex-Chelsea youngster Gael Kakuta.

Hebei sit fifth in the Super League standings with seven games remaining.

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