Andre Villas-Boas Shanghai SIPG FC name Portuguese as coach

The former Porto and Chelsea manager replaces Sven-Goran Eriksson who left the club.

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Andre Villas-Boas, the newly announced head coach for Shanghai SIPG FC, arrives for a press conference in Shanghai, on November 4, 2016 play

Andre Villas-Boas, the newly announced head coach for Shanghai SIPG FC, arrives for a press conference in Shanghai, on November 4, 2016

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Chinese side Shanghai SIPG named the former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas as their new coach on Friday, replacing ex-England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson whose departure from the big-spending club was announced earlier.

SIPG believes Villas-Boas "can further enrich the team's tactics", motivate players and "lead the team to march towards higher goals," the club said in a statement.

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