Former Watford and Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores has been named as the new head coach of Chinese language Tremendous League aspect Shanghai Shenhua, the membership stated on Tuesday.
The Spaniard replaces Wu Jingui, who takes over as sporting director after steering Shenhua to victory within the Chinese language FA Cup in 2017.
Sanchez Flores has not labored since April, when he was dismissed by Spanish aspect Espanyol after nearly two years on the helm. The previous Real Madrid and Spain defender makes the transfer to China having additionally beforehand coached Watford in England’s Premier League, Benfica in Portugal and golf equipment within the United Arab Emirates.
The 53-year-old might be anticipated to enhance Shenhua’s Chinese language Tremendous League prospects after a seventh-place end final season, when the membership completed 30 factors adrift of first-time champions Shanghai SIPG.