Former Manchester City is critical of the presence of foreign managers in China as he says they are here for the money.
Sun Jinhai, former Manchester City player says that foreign managers only come to China for the money and not for the development of football. He claims the difference between the purpose of Chinese football and foreign managers would affect the country’s Fifa World Cup dreams.
Speaking to fellow former China international Liu Yue in an interview for Shanghai TV, Sun said the purpose was clear.
“Foreign coaches come to China for a very simple purpose, purely to make money, otherwise what are they coming for? Do they want to improve the level of Chinese football? I don’t think foreign coaches can bring immediate help to Chinese football.”
Sun who was present in China’s only World Cup experience however says that he would do the same as the foreign managers. “If I were the coach, I would do the same. People are stupid and have a lot of money, why not?”
“When our current Super League teams use foreign aid, most of them are given special privileges, so that they only need to attack and not defend. But this is not the case in modern football, and it should not be the case.”