Andre Villas-Boas is leaving Shanghai SIPG to drive in 2018 Dakar Rally

China Plus Published: 2017-12-01 09:18:54
Comment
Share
Share this with Close
Messenger Messenger Pinterest LinkedIn

It's been confirmed that Andre Villas-Boas is to leave his post as the head coach of the Chinese Super League giant Shanghai SIPG.

File photo of Andre Villas-Boas, the head coach of Shanghai SIPG. [Photo: IC]

File photo of Andre Villas-Boas, the head coach of Shanghai SIPG. [Photo: IC]

The former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager joined Shanghai SIPG in November last year.

The team was a semi-finalist in the Asian Champions League and the runers-up in both the Chinese Super League and FA Cup.

Boas is now heading to next year's Dakar Rally.

He will drive a Toyota Hilux in the 15-day rally.

The event starts in Peru on January 6th and travels through Bolivia, before finishing in Argentina on January 20th.

The 40-year-old motorsport enthusiast considered tackling the gruelling race on a motorbike, but was persuaded to switch to the Hilux pick-up.

Fellow Portuguese Ruben Faria will be his co-driver.


Related stories

Share this story on

Most Popular

Photo

A treat for Star Wars fans - droid R2-D2 on display in Hangzhou
When hot pot meets hot spring
China prepares to build 5th Antarctic research station
Annual Christmas parade held in Panama City
Combo photos of survivors of Nanjing Massacre
2017 Belt and Road Brand Expo attracts visitors in Shanghai

News

Media briefing on Xi Jinping's APEC leaders meeting, SE Asia visit
"Naughty" elephant damages two vehicles in SW China
Chinese group demands compensation from Japan for Nanjing Massacre
Chengdu tops list as China's happiest city
Top procuratorate investigates Sun Zhengcai
Xi stresses nonstop efforts to fight undesirable work styles