McGuinness parts ways with Beijing Sinobo Guoan

January 09, 2018

Jim McGuinness as Donegal manager.
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Former Donegal All-Ireland winning manager Jim McGuinness has left his role as assistant coach with Chinese Super League club Beijing Sinobo Guoan.

McGuinness joined the club last June after signing a two-and-a-half year contract having left Scottish champions Celtic to work under former Bayer Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt in the Chinese capital.

In a statement online, the Glenties native revealed that he would be starting "a new chapter" in his life closer to home.

"The respect and hospitality that I have received since I arrived in Beijing has been fantastic. Every day working at the club has been thoroughly enjoyable," the statement read.

"I would also like to thank manager Roger Schmidt for giving me the opportunity to be part of his management team.

"It has been an amazing experience working under a top European coach and I have learned so much from him.

"I feel my experience in Beijing has set me up for the next stage of my coaching development and I look forward to a new chapter in Europe."

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