Why Marcello Lippi?

By Wang Mengzhen | chinadaily.com.cn | 2016-10-28 17:01

Editor's note:

Marcello Lippi, accompanied with China Football Association (CFA) President Cai Zhenhua, attended the first news conference as China's national team head coach on Friday.

Lippi said he agreed to become the head coach not because of the salary, but because he has special affection for Chinese soccer and the respect he has received from the country.

"Even though China faces tough road to qualitfy for the 2018 FIFA world cup, I still believe players could complete the seemingly impossible mission by better teamwork and shouldering more responsibilities," Lippi said.

The 68-year-old is expected to make his debut with the team on Nov 15 in the FIFA world cup qualifier against Qatar. Let's take a closer look at why the Italian maestro was chosen as team's new coach.

Why Marcello Lippi?


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