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Chris Coleman lands new job in China

The Welshman left Sunderland in April.

Former Wales boss Chris Coleman has been appointed the new manager of Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune.

The Chinese outfit confirmed Coleman’s appointment on social media on Sunday, with the ex-Sunderland boss succeeding Manuel Pellegrini at the helm.

Pellegrini left China for West Ham, while Coleman was released from his Sunderland contract at the end of the season after the Black Cats dropped into League One.

“The board has decided that the club will employ Chris Coleman as head coach of Hebei China Fortune,” the Chinese club posted on micro blogging site Weibo.

Coleman won 32 caps for Wales in a 16-year career comprising stints at Swansea, Crystal Palace, Blackburn and Fulham, before moving into management at Craven Cottage.

The 48-year-old guided Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, before moving on to take charge at Sunderland in November 2017.

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