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Cannavaro steps down as China PR head coach 

Monday, April 29, 2019
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Shanghai: Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro has resigned as head coach of China PR after just two matches in charge, both 1-0 home defeats.

The 45-year-old Cannavaro made the announcement on social media and said it was to focus on his family and his job as coach of Chinese Super League (CSL) side Guangzhou Evergrande.

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"With due respect for China as a great country, I feel it's necessary to announce my decision to give up my position as the Chinese men's coach," Cannavaro wrote on Weibo.

Cannavaro was appointed Marcelo Lippi's successor in mid-March. Fellow Italian Lippi stepped down after the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 where China PR's campaign ended in the quarter-finals following a 3-0 defeat to Islamic Republic of Iran.

Source: AFP

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