Eriksson sacked after six months in China, by poem

Date published: Wednesday 14th June 2017 7:45

Sven-Goran Eriksson has been sacked by Chinese second-tier side Shenzhen after just six months in charge.

And the Guangdong-based side announced his successor in poem form before they had even confirmed Eriksson’s departure.

They have now documented the former England boss’ departure after a poor run of form to add to their earlier ditty.

The 69-year-old was appointed in December and  tasked with getting the club into the Chinese Super League but they failed to muster a promotion charge and he has been axed after a run of five wins in 13 games.

“The negotiations between the two sides were very smooth, leaving only some details to be completed by lawyers,” read a statement on the club’s website.

Before that though a poem was posted on their website welcoming former coach Wang Baoshan, it read:

“Eleven years ago, you led Shenzhen football and never let us down.

“Nine years ago, you took over responsibilities and saved Shenzhen football.

“Memories of fighting together have never gone away, and now we recall the legend.

“For Shenzhen, we are reunited, starting a new trip together.

“Coach Wang, welcome home.”

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