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DISASTER: Scared of damaging career, nobody wants to become the China national football team coach

DISASTER: Scared of damaging career, nobody wants to become the China national football team coach

At the moment, the China team finds it difficult to appoint a new head coach to replace Marcello Lippi, who resigned last month.

After Lippi's resignation, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) managed to find a new candidate to replace the Italian manager.

However, things did not happen as they expected when they could not find any possible coach who was ready to sit in the hot seat of the China team. One of the reasons was foreign managers did not feel that they could not satisfy CFA's demands.

Sources close to the CFA said that they wanted to advance to the 2022 World Cup event with the current squad, which did not have any top-class players but Wu Lei.

In Lippi's era, he tried to overcome the problems by using naturalized players namely Elkeson and Yennaris. However, their performance in the 2022 World Cup qualification was terrible that costed Lippi's managerial role.

At present, coach Li Tie was working as the caretaker manager of the team. It seemed that he would guide China U23 to play at the AFC U23 Championship, but he did not know anything about his work after that.

On the other hand, China was seeking a possible candidate to become the new head coach of the team. However, everybody who was linked rejected them.

According to one of those managers, they said that they were scared of sacrificing their careers in the short-term job as the manager of the China team.