Andre Villas-Boas replaces Sven-Goran Eriksson as Shanghai SIPG boss

Andre Villas-Boas is appointed manager of Chinese Super League team Shanghai SIPG
Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by Tottenham in December 2013, having managed Chelsea from June 2011-March 2012

Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is set to earn a reported £11m a year after taking over Chinese Super League team Shanghai SIPG.

He replaces former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson, who left the club on Thursday after two years in charge.

Shanghai finished second and third in the league under the 68-year-old Swede.

"Andre Villas-Boas is the leading young manager in European football, with a huge amount of passion and coaching experience," a Shanghai statement said.

"We are convinced his arrival will enrich the tactical nous of the team, unearth the potential of our young talents and guide our club to scale new heights."

Portuguese Villas-Boas, 39, had been without a job since leaving Russian side Zenit St Petersburg at the end of last season.

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