Jia Xiuquan appointed as China women’s national team head coach

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced that the former China men’s U-19 team head coach Jia Xiuquan, will become the new boss of the China women’s national team.

Jia has replaced Sigurdur Ragnar Eyjolfsson, who helped the team qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

This is the second time that the women’s team has changed their head coach in the past six months. French coach Bruno Bini was replaced by Eyjolfsson last November.

As reported by Xinhua, the new coach will start preparing the side for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Jia has brought with him a wealth of experience in the men’s game, including managing Henan Jianye and Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League, but he has never worked in the women’s game.