Villas-Boas replaces Eriksson at Shanghai SIPG

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Former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has been appointed coach of Chinese giants Shanghai SIPG. The 39-year-old replaces the sacked Swede at the Chinese Super League side after they finished 12 points behind Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao.

"Andre Villas-Boas is the leading young manager in European football, with a huge amount of passion and coaching experience," a Shanghai SIPG statement read.

"We are convinced his arrival will enrich the tactical nous of the team, unearth the potential of our young talents and guide our club to scale new heights."

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