Chinese Super League｜Zheng Zhi steps down as general manager of Guangzhou Football Club and will continue to fight for Green
Xinhua News Agency, Guangzhou, January 22 (Reporter Wang Haoming) Guangzhou Football Club (formerly Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club) issued an announcement on the 22nd stating that Zheng Zhi no longer concurrently serves as the general manager.
Zheng Zhi (right) in the game. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Pan Yulong
Previously, the club announced on December 4, 2020 that it would adjust the club’s management model from”the head coach under the leadership of the chairman” to”general manager under the leadership of the chairman.” Responsibility”, and on the following day, on December 5, it was announced that Zheng Zhi was appointed as the general manager of the club. Calculated from this, Zheng Zhi spent less than 50 days in the position of general manager.
According to people familiar with the situation, during the offseason, the club had in-depth communication with Zheng Zhi. Zheng Zhi said that his competitive state and physical condition can still ensure that he can play in the professional league. Therefore, he hopes to continue to play for the team as a player in the new season and promote the growth of young players. At the same time, he will further strengthen and improve the level of coaching and management.
The person in charge of the club stated that the club fully respects Zheng Zhi’s wishes. After research, it is decided to appoint Gao Han as the chairman and general manager of the club. Zheng Zhi will no longer be the general manager temporarily. He said that Evergrande Group and the club will as always give Zheng Zhi full trust and support, will continue to support him to maintain a high level of competition, improve management and coaching abilities in an all-round way, and grow from an excellent football player to an excellent professional coach and club Managers, continue to contribute to the long-term development of Guangzhou Football.
Chinese editor:Wang Chujie
New media editor:Wang Haoyu
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