Sven-Goran Eriksson sacked by Chinese club Shenzhen after just six months in charge

The former England manager joined the second-tier outfit in December 2016 with the aim of guiding the club to the top flight, but he managed just five wins in 13 fixtures.

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Eriksson arrived at Shenzhen with some pedigree having taken his previous club Shanghai SIPG to third in the Chinese Super League, but after a winless run of eight matches, the axe has fallen.

The 69-year-old has spent the last four years in the Far East, firstly joining Guangzhou R&F before spells at Shanghai and Shenzhen.

The Swede has had 16 different jobs in management throughout his career, with his longest stints being at Sampdoria and England – both of which lasted five years.

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