China SL club Dalan Shides sacks GM after loss

Eight-times Chinese champions Dalian Shide has sacked its General Manager Lin Lefeng after a 3-1 defeat to newly-promoted Zhejiang Lucheng left them fourth in the China Super League. "This season the club has failed to improve and has failed to attract foreign players," said a statement posted on the club's website quoted by Reuters. "The team has lost points to smaller clubs on many occasions, including a newly-promoted bottom-ranked club." Lin will be replaced by former China and Dalian midfielder Li Ming, who has been promoted from assistant coach.