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Manager Leonardo Jardim to leave Monaco for Chinese club Beijing Guoan – Reports

Chinese Super League outfit Beijing Guoan has successfully negotiated a deal with Portuguese manager Leonardo Jardim, according to A Bola.

The 42-year-old manager has reportedly agreed on a three-year-deal which would see him making the move to China. He would receive a salary of €12 million a year.

Jardim joined Monaco in 2014, as a replacement for Italian manager Claudio Ranieri. He is widely praised for building a young, exciting Monaco team which won their first league title in 17 years. The former Sporting CP manager also guided the team to the Champions League semi-finals.

Previously, Spanish manager Jose Gonzalez has been sacked by Beijing Guoan following a poor run of results in their early Chinese Super League campaign this season.