Lippi Retires As Guangzhou Coach

Marcello Lippi has announced his retirement as coach of Guangzhou Evergrande of China Sunday after he helped them win their fourth successive Chinese Super League title.

"It is my last match as a head coach for the club," Lippi said after Guangzhou secured the title with a 1-1 draw at Shandong Luneng, I will be 67 years old in the near future, and I do not want to be the head coach anymore; but I will be in charge of technical staff as a member of the coaching team," Lippi said.

At Guangzhou, he won the league and cup double in his first campaign before leading them to another league title plus the Asian Champions League last season.

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