The German coach Uli Stielike he was fired on wednesday by his club Tianjin Teda, becoming the second manager to be sacked since the Chinese Soccer League resumed in late July after Italy’s Roberto Donadoni last week.
The Tianjin club, which has scored just one point from five games since the start of the season on July 25, said former Real Madrid player Stielike will be replaced by Chinese manager Wang Baoshan.
Stielike, 65, who also served as coach of the South Korean national team and assistant to the German squad, has been in charge of Tianjin for almost three years and saved the team from relegation upon arrival.
Former AC Milan legend Roberto Donadoni was fired last week by the Shenzhen club after just two wins in 14 games. Jordi Cruyff, son of Dutch legend Johann Cruyff, has been appointed to replace Donadoni.