Gus Poyet is the new coach of Shanghai Shenhua after the exit of Gregorio Manzano, the club have confirmed.

The former chelsea player will be hoping that his journey to China (Asia) will be successful considering his short bromance with Real Betis which ended just within four months.

Shenhua confirmed Poyet as Manzano’s successor in a statement: “Shanghai Shenhua have signed Uruguayan coach Gustavo Poyet as the head coach for the new season.

“Poyet has arrived in Shanghai with his backroom staff, which include Italian assistant coach Mauricio Tarico, Greek fitness coach Panagiotis Voulgaris, English analyst Charlie Oatway and his compatriot goalkeeper coach Andy Beasley.

“Poyet and his coaching team arrived this morning and he will lead the team through a two-month winter training preparation, to further enhance the team’s technical and tactical strength ahead of the new season of Asian and domestic football.

“The club is looking forward to Poyet leading the Shenhua team.”



Photo Credit: Getty Images.