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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 29 / 16

MANUEL PELLEGRINI  has been named the new head coach of Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune, "taking over from ex-Everton midfielder LI TIE ." Pellegrini, who won the Premier League title in '14 with Man City before being replaced by PEP GUARDIOLA at the end of last season, "...

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