Official | Beijing Guoan appoint Roger Schmidt as their new manager

Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan have appointed Roger Schmidt as their new manager.

The 48 year old, who was sacked by Bayer Leverkusen midway through last season, has signed a two and a half year contract with the Chinese club and will be officially unveiled on July 1.

” We are delighted to announce that Roger Schmidt has been appointed as head coach of the first team,” a statement read on Guoan’s official website.

” Schmidt, who is a standout example of the up-and-coming coaches in Germany, has won worldwide plaudits for his high-pressing style with Red Bull Salzburg and Bayer Leverkusen.

” We are convinced that Schmidt will give a new impetus to Beijing Guoan and will lead our team to reach new heights.”

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