Chris Coleman sacked by Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune
By Rory O'Callaghan
Last Updated: 15/05/19 8:06am
Former Wales manager Chris Coleman has been sacked by Chinese club Hebei China Fortune after a run of one win in nine matches.
Coleman has left his role less than a year after being appointed to replace Manuel Pellegrini, with Hebei languishing second bottom of the Chinese Super League.
Hebei fans unfurled a banner calling for Coleman to be sacked during Saturday's 3-2 defeat to Henan Jianye and on Wednesday, the club confirmed the 48-year-old had left his role as head coach.
"After friendly negotiations the two sides reached an agreement. Chris Coleman will no longer serve as head coach," read a statement on Hebei's website.
"We sincerely thank Coleman for his hard work and contribution, and hope that he will go well in his future work and life."
Coleman joined Hebei in 2018 as successor to Pellegrini, who left to take over at West Ham United.
The former Fulham and Sunderland manager took six games to register his first win in China and could only guide Hebei to a sixth-place finish in the league last season.
Fortune have won five points from their opening nine games of the current campaign and were also knocked out of the Chinese FA Cup by Chongqing Lifan at the start of May, prompting fans to call for Coleman's exit.
In total, Hebei won just seven times in 30 attempts under the Welshman, who has been replaced on an interim basis by caretaker coach Xie Feng.
Feng will take charge for the team's next match against Tianjin Teda on Sunday.