Thursday November 14 2019
Official: Lippi leaves China again

Marcello Lippi has announced that he is stepping down as China CT again. “I don’t want to steal their money...”

Lippi confirmed he would be resigning after China’s 2-1 defeat to Syria in 2022 World Cup qualifying on Thursday.

“If I present a team like this on the field...” rued the 71-year-old.

“I make a lot of money. And I don’t want to steal it from them. Therefore, I’m resigning tonight, irrevocably.”

The result left China five points adrift of leaders Syria in Group A of the Asian qualifying section with two games remaining.

The winners of the group proceed to the next qualification phase, as do the four best-placed teams who finish second.

The ex-Italy and Juventus boss only returned to the role in May, having previously been in charge between 2016 and January 2019.

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