Gary White appointed head coach of Shanghai Shenxin
By Adam Bate
Last Updated: 01/06/16 4:22pm
Gary White has been confirmed as the new head coach of China League One team Shanghai Shenxin.
The 41-year-old becomes the only British coach in charge of a professional Chinese club following his departure as national-team coach of Guam.
White already holds the UEFA Pro Licence and recently became the first Briton to take his elite coaching badges in Japan.
He is excited about the move into club management and told Sky Sports that Shenxin are "the Leeds United of China" in terms of their potential.
"It's an honour to become the first westerner to take charge of the club and a thrill to be working in one of the largest cities in the world," said White.
"It's the right step in my career at the right time and the club has massive potential."
The Southampton-born coach had previously been in charge of the British Virgin Islands and Bahamas prior to his four-year stint in Guam.