Ex-Chelsea striker Anelka joins Shanghai Shenhua coaching staff

Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has taken his first steps into coaching at Shanghai Shenhua. Anelka has joined the coaching staff to help under pressure manager Jean Tigana.

Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has taken his first steps into coaching at Shanghai Shenhua.

Anelka has joined the coaching staff to help under pressure manager Jean Tigana.

A club statement read: "Due to the team's recent record which has not met the expectations and demands of the club's fans, media and other parties and the fact the foreign players are in urgent need of high-quality training the club has made the decision to replace some members of the coaching staff.

"The club will introduce four coaches from the United Kingdom and France to join the coaching staff to provide the necessary training support to ensure the competitive state of the players.

"In addition, the team captain Nicolas Anelka will coach and participate in the team's daily training management."

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