Former Liverpool striker Nicolas Anelka has been promoted to first team coach at Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, following the dismissal of three French coaches at the club.
A club statement reads:
“We fired the assistant coaches. Tigana is still the coach of the team. Anelka is now on the coaching team.”
Anelka is now part of a new-look coaching team at the club, which includes former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Ian Walker.
Anelka joined Liverpool in December 2001, in a six-month loan deal from Paris St-Germain, but despite scoring 5 goals for the club, was not offered a permanent deal by then Reds boss Gerard Houllier, who opted to sign El Hadji Diouf instead.