Chinese Super League super club Guangzhou Evergrande have topped their Asian Champions League group, and completed a great week by signing 64 year old Italian manager Marcello Lippi.
In what are exciting times for Asian soccer the club from Guangdong province in south China, are earning a reputation as a ‘bottomless pit’, in terms of available funding. On May 30 the club face exciting Japanese outfit FC Tokyo, in the ACL final 16.
Lippi has signed on for 30 months and said, “I am very enthusiastic about coming to China.” The experienced manager had an assistant monitor the team for some matches and the details that he received only provided more motivation. In other news for Guangzhou, they have signed Paraguayan Lucas Barrios from Borussia Dortmund. Reports have it that the forward will be available for the ACL clash with ‘the Gas Men’ of FC Tokyo.