Marcello Lippi to stay on as China coach until after 2019 Asian Cup

Marcello Lippi led Italy to World Cup glory in 2006. Marcello Lippi will remain as China coach even if he is unable to overcome the odds and steer the country to their first World Cup since 2002. The Chinese Football Association (CFA) confirmed on its website on Thursday morning that Lippi would remain in his role until the end of the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, when the former Italy coach's contract expires. "We will strictly carry out our contract with Lippi which expires after the 2019 Asian Cup," the CFA said in a statement on...

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