Choi Kang-hee appointed Shanghai Shenhua head coach

Published on: 05 July 2019

Shanghai: Choi Kang-hee was announced as the new head coach of Shanghai Greendland Shenhua FC on Friday. 

The 60-year-old former Korea Republic international is a two-time AFC Champions League winner when he coached Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors to Continental glory in 2006 and 2016, as well as six successive K League 1 titles.

Choi has a deep understanding of the Chinese Super League, having managed two other Chinese top-tier teams, Tianjin Quanjian last year, and most recently Dalian Yifang.

The 2016 AFC Coach of the Year, will be tasked to turn the Shanghai-based club around, as they are currently tied with Shenzhen FC and Hebei CF on 12 points, hovering just above the relegation zone.