OFFICIAL: PAULO SOUSA IS THE NEW TRAINER OF TIANJIN. FABIO CANNAVARO TOWARDS GUANGZHOU
Tianjin Quanjian announced on his official website the engagement of the 47-year-old former coach of Fiorentina Paulo Sousa. He will take on Fabio Cannavaro’s place, who left the bench after half a season, getting last year’s promotion in the first division and this season winning a place in the Asian Champions League. Sousa, whose name had been approached by Milan in the case of Vincenzo Montella’s exemption, signed a five-year contract. “We chose Paulo Sousa because his teams stand out for a modern and aggressive style of play. Hopefully, Sousa can bring the club to new successes,” says the company’s statement. As for Cannavaro, he is likely to return to Guangzhou Evergrande, where he had already worked in 2015 before a premature exoneration.
“I have achieved my goal of bringing Tianjin to Champions within three years. I succeeded in a year and a half,” the former national captain said to local media. “Now I think the team needs fresh forces for the next season where he will be on two fronts, championship and Champions. I wish the best in the club. ” For his part, the club thanked Cannavaro for his work. “The Italian engineer has achieved his goal by doing a great job since his arrival and achieving goals set in less than two seasons. With his work, he contributed significantly to the creation of a strong club, improving its management and helping growth of young people “.