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Ex-Sunderland boss Chris Coleman takes charge of Hebei China Fortune

Former Sunderland boss Chris Coleman has been named new manager of Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune.

He has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal to take over as boss of the club after Manuel Pellegrini quit to become West Ham manager.

The 48-year-old has decided the time is right to chance his luck in China having endured a disappointing spell in charge of Sunderland.

Having quit as Wales boss after he failed to lead the country to qualifying for the World Cup, Coleman was given a series of offers to manage across the world.

He eventually plumped for the role at the Stadium of Light, convinced he could revive the club's flagging fortunes and lead them back into the Premier League.

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