Guangzhou Evergrande are on the verge of elimination from the Asian Champions League and Cannavaro’s ability as a coach has been under question.
’s ability as a coach has been under question since their poor performance in theChinese Super League
andAsian Champions League
have won only one of their last six games. They drew 1-1 with South Korea'sSuwon Bluewings
in an important Asian Champions League group game and lost 2-1 to Jiangsu Suning in the Chinese Super League.
"Evergrande's performance in recent three do-or-die matches, including the Chinese Super League two-legged decider, was unsatisfying," the Guangzhou-based newspaper New Express wrote on Wednesday.
"As the head coach, Cannavaro must be held culpable for that. The Italian's tactical nous still leaves much to be desired," the newspaper said.
Some fans requested to dismiss Cannavaro on the Guangzhou Evergrande club’s social media.
"Step down. Otherwise, you will destroy the team,” one of the fans wrote.
After a 1-1 draw against the Bluewings, Guangzhou Evergrande are on the verge of elimination from the Asian Champions League.
If Suwon Bluewings win the game againstVissel Kobe
by two or more goals on Friday, they will be in the round of 16, and Guangzhou Evergrande will be eliminated.