Beijing: Former Everton midfielder Li Tie was named as head coach of China PR's men's football team on Thursday, tasked with reviving their Asian Qualifiers campaign after Marcello Lippi's departure.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) said Li, who played in China's only FIFA World Cup Finals appearance in 2002, is an "outstanding representative of Chinese football players" and was appointed after an open process.
Li is already familiar with the national side having been in temporary charge during the EAFF Championship in Korea Republic last month. The 42-year-old was the manager of Chinese Super League club Wuhan Zall before his appointment......
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