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OFFICIAL: Aly Ghazal’s Guizhou Zhicheng appoint Manzano

Gregorio Manzano Guizhou Zhicheng

Photo: Gregorio Manzano‏

Chinese Super League club Guizhou Zhicheng have appointed Spanish coach Gregorio Manzano to lead the team replacing former China international Li Bing.

Egyptian Pharaoh Aly Ghazal moved to Guizhou Zhicheng earlier this year from Portuguese side .

The former Atletico Madrid and Sevilla coach started managing Chinese clubs in 2014 when he led Beijing Sinobo Guoan F.C. for one year. Manzano  took over Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Football Club last season leading the club to fourth place before being replaced by Gustavo Poyet.

“Back to the Chinese Super League. A new challenge with Guizhou Zhicheng until the end of the season,” Manzano said on twitter.

Guizhou Zhicheng moved up to 11th place after a 3-1 win on Friday over Guizhou R&F. The team earned only six points from seven games played. Their next match in the league will be against Shanghai East Asia on Saturday, May 6.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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